Vest of blue, red and white leather suede. The blue body of the vest has star-shaped cut-outs, revealing the white lining. Floor-length red fringe hangs from the body of the vest. Label at center back neckline: "Great Northern / Leather & Tea Co. / 100% Leather & Suede / 113 Elizabeth St. New York City" Inside back signed: "Roy A. Schueler"
Hat of gray suede. Designed as a modified fedora, the high, domed crown is lightly creased from front to back, and is encircled at its base by a narrow hatband of the same suede, with trailing ribbons. The medium-width brim is of the same suede, and slopes slightly to the outer edge. The brim is lined in the same suede, while the crown is lined in black fabric, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Hat of navy blue jersey knit. Styled as a bowler, the hat has a domed crown encircled at the base by a narrow hatband of same knit. The narrow, rolled brim is of the same fabric, curving up around the crown. The brim is lined in the same fabric; the crown is lined in a dark blue fabric, and has a dark blue grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label inside: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Hat of cobra skin. The hat is designed with a cylindrical crown, flattened at top, encircled by a narrow hatband of same snake skin. The circular brim slopes downwards. The underside of the brim is lined in cobra, while the crown is lined in brown fabric, and has a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label sewn inside: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Pair of heeled pumps of faux leopard fur. The shoes are designed with gently squared toes. Across vamp is wide leather band covered with same faux fur. The heel is covered with same fur, and tapers to base. Designer's label: "herbert levine" Retailer's label: "Amen Wardly / El Paso Texas" Written inside: "7 1/2 M / 35254"
Pair of woman's pumps in champagne satin. Designed with a square toe, the vamp has an applied plaque of same satin on which are mounted brilliant rhinestones of various sizes in horizontal rows. The low heel is covered in same fabric, and tapers slightly to base. Designer's label stamped inside left shoe: "Herbert Levine" Stamped inside right shoe: "Especially for / Ann Wardy" Handwritten note inside shoe: "7 1/2 B / D2490"
Pair of women's shoes of beige leather. Designed with slightly rounded toe, the uppers are cut away at sides and heel, leaving a single strap extending from center top of toebox at vamp to side straps which hook to sling-back strap which buckles around heel. The heels taper to base, and are covered in same leather. Designer's label stamped inside shoe: "Herbert Levine" Handwritten notation inside strap: "48L58 7 1/2 M"
Hat in the form of a white leather Aviator's Cap. The domed ovoid crown is made in six triangular sections, and has straps which extend down and buckle under the chin with two oval gilt metal links. The cap is lined with black satin, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris" Retailer's Label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas"
Hat of black felt. The domed crown is encircled at base by a 1" wide ribon of the same felt, forming a bow at front with trailing end. The shaped brim is turned up at sides and back to a height of 3"; in front the turn-up angles downwards and becomes a short, flat section in front. The crown of the hat is lined in a black mesh, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label: "Emme Inc. / New York" Retailer's label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso * Texas" Illegible mark of felt maker inside crown.
A) Dress of pale yellow/parchment wool jersey knit. Street-length, with center front opening with 7 self-covered circular buttons, the eighth - at throat - missing. Patch pocket at upper right breast, and two large patch pockets at hips. Long sleeves, gathered into cuffs, which have two self-covered buttons each. Lined in matching silk(?) Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" B) Tie belt of same fabric. No labels in belt.
Dress of navy blue wool jersey. a) Day dress of navy wool jersey. White linen detachable collar connects to neckline with snaps. Below knee length with A-line skirt. White linen 7/8" bias strip at edge of center front opening that extends 7 1/2" below waist. Thirteen 3/4" pearl buttons with gold edge and bound buttonholes; buttons separate at waistline to accommodate belt. Long sleeves with 1-3/4" slit at seam. 3" deep pleat in skirt at side front and back. Concealed slit pockets in side seams. Unlined. Designer's label on inside left seam: "Norman Norell / New York" b) Belt of 3" wide white patent leather, slightly curved, with large circular gold buckle. Not original to garment. Evidence of small cords at side seams, which Norell usually used to attach cloth belts, or thin belt-loops. This belt would not have fit. Retailer's stamp on reverse: "I Magnin / 30 Calderon 5938"
Ensemble. A) Bolero jacket is of red-orange with long sleeves. The cuffs, mandarin collar, hem, and center-front opening are edged with a wide band of off-white fur (fox or mink?). The jacket is decorated with closely-sewn rhinestones. The jacket is fully lined in cream fabric, and has a single hook-and-eye closure near throat. The jacket has no labels. B) Dress is of ivory wool, full-length, and sleeveless with a scoop-neck. Slightly A-line, with a slit at left side from hem up 18". Neckline is lower in back than front, and there is a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at top. The dress is fully lined in cream fabric. Designer's label in dress at side seam: "Norman Norell / New York". C) Wide belt of ivory wool, with lengthwise parallel stitching and large fabric-covered rectangular buckle. No labels on belt.
Pale blue evening dress with bugle beads at cuffs and hem. Full-length, long sleeves. Wide band of silvered bugle beads running horizontally at hem, smaller bands at cuffs. Attached tie/collar. Center back zipper. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Toque hat of copper brown colored fur felt. Low close brim that narrows towards the back. Around the crown is a wide band of orange satin with four pleats that crosses over at back. Unlined, with copper brown colored grosgrain ribbon headband around inside brim. Label sew to inside headband: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design" Label stamped on inside top: "MONTARA / HB / Made in Italy" (very faded)
Toque hat of fuchsia pink fur felt; rounded crown with sides extending 1" above top of crown; 4" front sides of crown narrow to 2 1/2" at center back sides. Unlined, with fuchsia pink grosgrain ribbon headband. Label sewn inside band: "Florence Killey / CLEVELAND" Label stamped in white on inside top: "MARTELLE / Body made in West Germany"
a) Cocktail dress of dark green jacquard silk with black field in a pebble motif. Fitted bodice is sleeveless with slight scoop neckline. Gathered, A-line skirt with inseam pockets. Knee-length. Skirt lined in black silk and bodice partially lined at neck with black organza. Left shoulder separates with 5 snaps. Centered, left side zipper with strapped hook & eye. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA" b) Coat of self fabric has sewn down, drawstring neckline. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves. Open front; knee-length. Fully lined in black taffeta with interlining of stiff netting for fullness. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA"
Pillbox hat of pink satin. Low circular crown covered in a deep pink satin. Flat top is slightly sunken, creating a rolled upper edge effect. Lined with a white machine lace, with wide inner white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus"
Hat of natural colored finely woven straw with narrow brim that curves up in front. Domed crown trimmed with olive colored tubing with red, yellow and white velvet flowers. Unlined with pale yellow grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Retailer's label: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St."
Daytime shift dress of oatmeal wool knit. Short set-in sleeves trimmed in dark brown wool knit. Mandarin style stand up collar of dark brown wool knit. Below knee length with 5-1/2 inch hem extension of matching dark brown wool knit. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Two large patch pockets set below hips at sides. Lined in very pale beige/rose silk. Designer's label on side seam of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label a back neckline: "Sakowitz / Houston M"
Hat of black velvet. Toque style crown of black lace covered with flat strips of black velvet ribbon on sides. Edge of brim covered in black velvet. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside crown: " Sakowitz / Houston"
A) Evening dress of black wool jersey knit. Below knee length. Long, set-in sleeves with 5 functioning, circular rhinestone buttons with bound buttonholes. Collarless, center front opening with 12 matching rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" B) Scarf of black silk satin. Width varies from 5-1/2" at center to 9-1/2" at open ends. C) Belt of black silk satin. 3" wide with self covered rectangular buckle.
Pantsuit ensemble of light tan fine wool. A) Jacket. Long sleeved, hip-length jacket with Peter Pan collar. Center front opening with 7 flat, circular self-covered buttons. Four patch pockets, two on upper left and right breast, two at left and right hips. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York Retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" Care label: "Care Instructions / Professionally / Dry Clean Only" B) Slacks. Full-length, center back zipper with hook and eye at waistband. No labels in slacks. C) Belt. Long, rectangular tie belt of same fabric. Originally attached to jacket at sides by two short cords at each side. No labels on belt.
Ensemble of black wool. A) Jacket style top of black woven wool. Double breasted with six large, circular, shank rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes. Sleeveless. Collarless, V-neck. Two front horizontal welt pockets. Back half-belt of self at waist from side to side. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" B) Pleated skirt of same attached to a black silk slip with inserted panel at hip line. Midi length. Center back 16" plastic zipper. Unlined.
Coat dress of gray linen double weave with design of geometric pattern called "sheep pen". Street length with notched collar. Single breasted opening at front with two synthetic "jeweled" buttons having a large pearl center alternating with two snaps. Two vertical welt pockets at sides. Long sleeves. Box pleat at center back. Belted in back with half-belt of self. Lined in off-white silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus"
Dress of black ribbed cotton(?) knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Calf length. Yoked shoulders and inserted panels at sides. Side patch pockets. Center back opening with 4 circular black buttons and bound buttonholes, 2 snaps at neckline and 4 snaps below buttons. Lined in black silk. Designer's label on inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
Jumpsuit of royal blue wool knit. Double-breasted with 14 large, circular white buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves. Peter Pan style collar and rolled 3" cuffs of white pique cotton. Matching tie belt, 1" wide. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label at right side seam: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller"
Hat of white angora fur felt. Domed crown encircled at base by a double band of silver braid/rope, and with 3 rhinestone set floral (butterfly?) forms set at front and sides. Medium-width brim curving downwards. The hat is unlined, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Sally Victor / 18 East 53rd St."
Day dress of gray flannel. Knee length, with empire waist, mandarin collar, and short sleeves. Scalloped hem detail of white organdy, with white organdy flowers on hem area, around collar and sleeves. Center back zipper with 2 hook & loops. Lined in gray silk crepe. Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Lot/size and Union Label at seam with designer's label. Retailer's label at left side of center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Pillbox hat of yellow organdy roses. The low, domed, cylindrical hat is constructed on a base of stiffened mesh, the exterior covered with large yellow organdy roses. The hat is lined with yellow lace, with two small brown plastic combs to help secure to wearer's head. Label inside: "Petite / Modes"
Pair of off-white nylon mitts. The elbow-length fingerless gloves have a loop for the thumb, and are embellished along the finger opening with a trim of openwork daisy heads. Stamped: "Nylasuede / by Hansen / 6 1/2"
Ensemble of off-white heavy weight linen with hand embroidery. A) Blouse with bateau neckline and embroidered in large, stemmed pink flowers. Sleeveless. Fitted with darts at bust. Attached belt of self fabric wraps around back waist from front right seam and snaps under a self-knotted section at left front seam. Hem is just below waist. Size label in lower zipper seam. B) Skirt of linen with 1'' waistband and box pleat panel at center front forming an A-line. Two darts at back and front; mid-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eyes on waistband. Fully lined in off-white organza. Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Hat of deep yellow silk flowers. Formed on a stiffened white mesh, the hat consists of a cylindrical, flat-topped crown surrounded by a narrow brim. The entire surface is covered with small deep yellow silk flowers. The underside of the brim is faced with same flowers, while the crown and inner-most section of the brim are unlined. The crown has an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. No labels.
Evening ensemble of black fabric covered with black and gold sequins, consisting of: A) Jacket. Short, with no collar and slightly rounded neckline. Center front opening with no closure. Long sleeves. One-inch wide band of gold sequins around neckline, along opening, sleeve cuffs and inside of hem. Lined in black synthetic. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Royal Lynne" Label below designer label: "Made in Hong Kong 10" B) Blouse in short, box style. Collarless, with rounded neckline. Covered with horizontal wide stripes of alternating gold and black sequins. Around collar and armholes are 1" wide bands of gold sequins. Center back zipper. Lined in black synthetic. Designer's label at back neckline: "Royal Lynne" Label below designer label: "Made in Hong Kong 10" C) Skirt of black sequins. Knee length, straight. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black synthetic with black grosgrain ribbon inner waistband. Size "10" tag with handwritten "748" on reverse at center back seam of lining near hem.
Vest of brown lamb fur. Sleeveless. Waist length. Center front opening with closure of three frog clasps. Horizontal slit pockets at sides. Vest appears to be reversible with leather interior having a closure of three separate frogs on the inside. No labels in garment.
Ensemble consisting of: A: Dress of green leather in sheath style. Sleeveless; dropped waist. Center back opening with zipper closure with hook and eye closure at top. Fully lined in dark olive green polyester. Designer label to right of zipper: "Samuel / Robert" Retailer's label to left of zipper: "Town & Travelwear / Waldorf-Astoria / New York / Statler-Hilton / Dallas" B) Belt for dress. Gold metal chain with interwoven narrow green leather belt. C) Coat of a "tapestry" fabric with cream ground and sculpted woven foliate forms in sculpted green plush. Facings and collar of green leather. Street length with 3/4 length sleeves. Center front opening with three circular leather covered buttons and bound buttonholes of matching leather and covered snaps at top and bottom. Two leather-edged welt pockets at front into which are integrated the belt-loops. Fully lined in pale lime green polyester. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Samuel / Robert" D) Belt for coat. Green leather. Narrow with small leather-covered rectangular buckle.
Jacket of tan leather in a sueded finish. Decorated with pink and blue machine embroidered lines and flowers. Two embroidered patch pockets on front. Trimmed with long, crimped sheep fur around cuffs, hem, neckline, and center front opening. Closure of three large hook & eyes. Lined in a short pale fur, the "hair side" of the leather the from which the coat is made. Label at center back neckline: "Made / In / Turkey"
Hat of navy straw. Domed crown and wide, floppy brim trimmed with white topstitching. Two large white silk flowers, leaves and stems as trim on crown. Hatpin with black, oval head. Unlined with navy grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Retailer' label on inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Made to Order" Tag on inside headband: "Made in France"
Day dress of white fleece. Princess style; knee length. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Side slit pockets with two gold tone brooches decorated with two circles of white pearls and a center flower of clear rhinestones. Upper bodice of dress lined in white fabric. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
Cocktail Ensemble of beige chiffon. A) Cocktail dress. Short, knee-length or slightly longer, sleeveless dress with narrow straps. Rounded neckline with self ruffle edging. Chiffon of bodice is gathered at neckline, vertical at front, but rounding to horizontal at back. Skirt has knife-pleating from natural waistline to hips, the pleats opening from hips and falling softly to hem. Center back zipper closure on main dress, with series of 4 snap closures below waist on pleated outer skirt. The skirt portion is formed as a pleated overskirt of chiffon over an inner silk crepe inner sheath, which has a wide ruffle of crepe at hem. Designer's label: "Christian Dior-New York Inc" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus". B) Sheer jacket, short, almost cropped, of doubled chiffon with long sleeves and self-ruffle trim around edges of cuffs, neckline, center front opening and hem. No label. C) Belt for dress, leather covered on front with chiffon matching dress. Single hidden hook closure. Stamped on back: "14", "Christian Dior / New York, Inc" and 382"
Cocktail dress of glitter-studded black chiffon. A) Outer dress is sheer, knee-length, with rounded neckline, and sleeveless. The body of the dress is decorated with vertical rows of clusters of tiny circular mirrored dots, glued to fabric. Wide band at hem of same clusters of mirrors, formed as a repeating band of large roses. Center back opening with hook and eye at neckline and 7 hidden snaps. B) Belt. Black satin belt with large rectangular rhinestone buckle. C) Inner slip of black organza over fine black silk faille. Center back zipper and flesh-colored spaghetti straps. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label at same location: "Neiman-Marcus"
Beach ensemble consisting of bikini and coverup. The bikini top and bottom are of jersey printed with a modern art design of greens, pink and red stripes. Top has ties that go up and behind neck, and bands that reach around to back and secure with metal clasp. At front, between the cups along top edge is a non-functional tie made of piping made from the jersey material. Bikini bottom is low-cut. The coverup is of light chiffon, possibly silk, with swirling stripes in the same pattern as bikini. It is sleeveless, has a boat neckline, and rounded hemline. The pieces of the ensemble have various tags: In bikini top: "12" In bikini bottom: "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia"; Made in Italy / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus"; "Made in Italy"; "12"; Helanca / Filanca / Marche Int. Dep." Stamped near hem of coverup: "Enzo Mari Per / Fio / Rio"; Sewn in tags: "Fio / Rio"; "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia". Pattern designed by Enzo Mari (b. Novara, Italy, 1932). From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus.
Waist-length black simulated alligator jacket. The cropped shell is constructed of panels of leather blind-stamped to simulate alligator. Panels are edged with silver-colored circular metal grommeted eyelets, and are joined with knitted black cording. The high, rounded spread collar is of ribbed black knit. Zipper closure from throat to hem at center front. The jacket is unlined, and has two interior, black canvas, envelope pockets with snap closures. Label is located inside at center back, below the collar. "Paco Rabanne / Paris Made in France". Jacket was donated as part of an ensemble which also included black wool and cashmere knit sweater by Dior, and black hip-hugger trousers by Remy.
Lounging pajamas outfit of mint green velvet consisting of: A) Blouse with rounded neckline with center front "keyhole" slit which fastens at neckline with gold braid cord. Long sleeves with gathered, elastic cuffs. Neckline and lower hem edged with green and gold braid, with side slits at sides at hem forming rounded corners. Designer's label: "Oscar de la Renta / At Home" Size label: "6" Union label B) Pants of matching fabric, full-length, with wide legs and slightly flaring cuffs. C) Tie belt of braided green and gold cord.
Pumps of black velvet. The shoes are designed with gently pointed toe and plain uppers. A narrow band of low-pile area outlines the foot opening. The 3 1/8" high spike heel is covered with the same velvet as the upper. Designer's stamp inside: "Andrew Geller / Exquisite Footwear" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "5 1/2 aa / 49199 / S9013a"
Cocktail ensemble of orange wool with embroidered pattern of small squares of orange and silver novelty thread which form a larger abstract pattern. Ensemble consists of: A) Cocktail dress. Knee-length, sleeveless dress with rounded neckline edged with gold braid trim accented with gold studs and silver rhinestones. Bodice with princess seaming for fit. Attached belt of same fabric at natural waist edged by bands of same braid as neckline. Skirt gathers at waistline, and has side slit pockets at hips. Hem of skirt trimmed with same braid as neckline. Dress has a center back zipper, and is fully lined in orange acetate. Retailer's label at neckline to right of zipper: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla." Size "6" tag at base of zipper. B) Matching fitted jacket trimmed with same braid at rounded jewel neckline, along the center front zippered opening, natural-waist hem, the cuffs of the long, set-in sleeves, and the upper edges of the two patch pockets at bust. Lined in orange acetate. Designer's label at left side near zipper: "Oscar de Le Renta" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Evening dress of black chiffon with silver and gold glittered decoration. Silver glitter in rectangular pattern overlapping roses in gold glitter. Applied in dots that appear to be glued to the chiffon. Full length with long sleeves having 3/4" black satin cuffs secured with 2 covered snaps. Keyhole neckline which extends to center front opening to hem; edges of neckline and opening trimmed in 3/4" black satin. Opening is secured with eleven self covered buttons with chain-stitched loops and reinforced with hook & eye at top and at natural waist; only first five buttons are functional. At natural waist is a 2-1/4" black satin ribbon belt that forms a bow at the center front opening and secured with hook & eye and snap behind the bow. Sleeves are lined with extra layer of black chiffon, and body of dress is lined in silk polyester(?). Designer's label at top center back: "Ferdinando Sarmi" Care label beneath designer's label: "Dry Clean Only"
Shift dress of olive green silk satin with multicolored art nouveau print of red thistles and leaves. Sleeveless with bateau neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in green silk. Designer's label at left side seam near hem: "Mollie Parnis / New York" With belt of matching material, approximately 1 inch x 3 yards in length.
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