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Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of black cabochons and bugle beads. Black velvet piping at edges. Lined in black netting.
Date: 1953

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of black satin. Bow of black satin as trim. Net at back of hat. Hatpin with head covered in matching satin. Lined. Comb at inside front of hat for securing hat to wearer's head. Retailer's label: "A. Harris & Co. / Dallas" Union/size label to right of retailer's label.
Date: 1953

[Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, numerous grave markers are visible; a line of tall trees and distant hillside are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, numerous grave markers and a concrete path are visible; more graves are visible in the background ascending up the hillside; trees and buildings are visible in the far background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of fuschia (cranberry) silk with black feather print; bodice has round neckline and three-quarter length sleeves; skirt is knee-length and very full, gathered at waist and covered by a short piece of self fabric.
Date: 1953
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of black faille and white linen with jacket and belt. A) Bolero style jacket in black silk faille. Center front opening with four small black circular buttons and bound buttonholes. Short, set-in sleeves trimmed with three matching buttons on tops of sleeves with bound buttonholes. Small welt pockets at sides. Jacket and sleeves lined in white silk satin. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Dress of black silk faille. Set-in waistline with upper bodice of white linen. Linen bodice is sleeveless and has center front opening with five white circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Banded collar extends to form bow tie ends. Mid-calf length skirt is full and formed by 10 panels. Left side zipper under arm hole. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham at natural waist with single hook & eye closure. Set-in waist section supported by metal boning. Lined in black silk in lower portion of skirt. Entire skirt section lined in heather brown woolen fabric to stiffen skirt. C) Narrow belt covered in black silk faille. Rectangular self covered buckle.
Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman

Construction in Space X

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1953
Creator: Gabo, Naum
Item Type: Artwork

Day Dress

Description: Day dress of red ribbed wool. Squared neckline; 3/4 length sleeves. Set-in waistline with attached 1-1/2" wraparound belt that closes in back with 2 hook & eyes and a snap. Below knee length. Center front opening with 7 hook & eyes on waistband and 7 red, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes below waistband. Lined in red silk; bodice lining is sleeveless with center front zipper closure. Designer's label at right seam of bodice lining: "Automne-Hiver 1953 / Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France" and stamped on designer's label: "36416" Style number label under designer's label, illegible: "--6--4"
Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian

The Dog on the Table

Description: inscription, brushwork
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Date: 1953
Creator: DUBUFFET, Jean
Item Type: Artwork

The Dog on the Table

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1953
Creator: DUBUFFET, Jean
Item Type: Artwork

Dress

Description: Daytime dress of red silk faille. Street length. Short sleeves with turned-back edge. Shawl collar with button-down ends at front. Center front opening of 6 circular faceted red plastic buttons. Skirt gathers/pleats at waistline. Side slit pockets. Bodice partly lined in red silk. Red grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dion Original / Made in U.S.A. / Christian Dior - New York Inc. / Trademark" Retailer's label at left side seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus". With accompanying belt of red leather covered with matching red silk faille. Elongated oval buckle covered with red silk faille except for tongue, which is enameled red. Designer's stamp on back: "Christian Dior / New York, Inc." and size, partly illegible. 10 or 12.
Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian

Edge of August

Description: Painting of white and light brown rapid layered brush strokes.
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Date: 1953~
Creator: Tobey, Mark
Item Type: Artwork

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Description: Ensemble. The skirt is of heavy gold felt covered with black floral lace, which has been heavily "beaded" with sequins. Side zipper closure, and two side-seam pockets. Retailer's label inside skirt on side seam: "Neiman-Marcus". With black velvet belt, which is marked on reverse: "16 Charming Belts. 6406", "This / 'Bac-A-Belt' backing / guaranted by / Good Housekeeping" / wash or clean / as garment". The accompanying blouse is of black silk jersey with half length sleeves and gathered detail at scoop neckline. Center back zipper closure that extends full length of the garment. Inner waistband of grosgrain ribbon with hook and eye closure. No labels in blouse.
Date: 1953

Ensemble - Blouse, Skirt, Camisole

Description: Ensemble of navy-blue and slightly lighter silk organza composed of vertical hand-faggoted bands of alternating shades of blue giving light and dark effect. A) Blouse. Waist length with extending peplum to tuck under skirt. V-neckline, with collar of flat reveres with faggoted border. Short sleeves with turned-back cuffs. Center front opening with 4 self-covered buttons, a snap at the natural waistline, and 1 hook and loop and 5 hooks and eyes on peplum. The stripes and peplum are lined in pale gray organza, leaving the faggotted seams unlined. Underarm gussetts, with built-in pads. No labels. B) Skirt. Street length, full skirt matching bodice, with alternating vertical stripes, narrow navy blue waistband with center front opening with 5 self-covered buttons, and one hook and eye and two hook and loops on waistband, and a large snap which matches to bodice. Lined as blouse, with cream organza lining the stripes, but the faggotted bands left open, and with an inner skirt attached at waist of same cream silk organza, and with inner petticoat with flounce of cream tulle which has separate closure with 9 hook-and-eyes. No labels. Handwritten note on waistband "RH650 2P(?)" C) Inner shell camisole/lining for blouse of cream silk. Sleeveless, waist length, with V-neckline and center front opening with 7 hook-and-eye closures. Fitted slightly raised waistline. Designer's label at left side seam near hem: "Christian Dior / Paris" "Printemps-Ete 1953"; "Made in France"; 34419(?) Handwritten label underneath designer's label: "58.889"
Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian

Evening Dress

Description: Evening dress of white silk jersey. Floor length; long dolman sleeves. Deep V neckline. Set-in waistline gathered at sides. Skirt gathers below set-in waistline. Left side zipper with two snaps; petersham at interior of waist. Hip drapery with wide sewn in "belt", pleated at ends and closed with 4 hook & eyes. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label on inside left seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman

[Florence]

Description: Photograph of the rear of a church in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, a seated statue on a pedestal is visible next to the top of an umbrella. The rear nave of the church, part of the dome, and one bell tower are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Florence]

Description: Photograph of a streetscape in Florence, Italy. People and cars fill the lower foreground. A building is visible behind the cars.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates of Paradise]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry doors (Gates of Paradise) in Florence, Italy. The gilded bronze doors fill the frame. A low metal fence is visible in front of the doors. The Baptistry of St. John or Florence Baptistry is located in the Piazza del Duomo.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Giotto's Campanile]

Description: Photograph of the Duomo Bell Tower (Giotto's Campanile) in Florence, Italy. Two buildings frame the foreground. The bell tower and part of the Duomo are seen between the two buildings in the background. The bell tower was designed by Giotto di Bondone.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Giotto's Campanile]

Description: Photograph of Giotto's Campanile in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, the bell tower (campanile) is visible with part of the Duomo and another building on the right side of the tower. Power lines intersect the foreground and background. Other buildings are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

Hat

Description: Hatlet of three black velvet rings over black net embellished with rhinestones.
Date: 1953

Hat

Description: Hat of white straw and navy blue/black embroidery appliques. The domed crown is of finely woven white straw. The narrow brim turns up at the edges, somewhat irregularly, and is edged in dark navy blue/black embroidery appliques that cover upper and lower parts of the brim. The inside of the crown has a dark navy blue/black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Hazel Eller - Custom Made". Accompanied by two short hat-pins, one with a head covered in matching straw, the other with a simulated pearl head.
Date: 1953
Creator: Eller, Hazel

Hat

Description: Hat of brown straw. The domed crown of varnished woven brown straw is encircled at the base by a ribbon of brown velvet which has loops and a trailing end at one side simulating a bow. The ribbon is trimmed along the lower edge with a string of beads, simulating small pearls, which loops around the "bow". The flat brim folds under at the edge, forming a double thickness. The hat is unlined, and has an inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon along the lower inside edge of the crown. There are no labels or tags in the hat.
Date: 1953

Hat

Description: Hat of gray and natural straw. The low, domed crown is of a dark blue-gray woven straw, encircled at the base by a band of red velvet ribbon that forms a bow at front and has trailing ends at back. The wide brim of the same dark blue-gray straw is oval, set so sides are wider than front/back edges. Over the brim is a smaller oval panel of natural woven straw, giving the effect of a second, smaller brim. The hat is unlined, with dark blue-gray grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Marion Vallé / New York". Retailer's label on inner hatband: "Gus Mayer / Co. Ltd."
Date: 1953
Creator: Vallé, Marion