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Cocktail Dress

Description: Signed design for cocktail or dinner dress. Color sketch illustrates the full length view of a 1920s inspired dress in straight, dropped waist style. Scrolled design on main body of dress extends to long sleeves. Strapless neckline; below knee length. Designer's signature at ankles of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wedding Gown

Description: Design for wedding or pageant gown. Color sketch shows full length front and back views of gown with asymmetric hip floral detail and tightly gathered A-line skirt. Off the shoulder neckline depicts ruffled detail matching hip trim. Handwritten designer's note at right of front view detailing states "cut out work" and note at bottom center states: "either tulle or taffeta / or mixed materials / or silk organza".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Design for dress. Color sketch illustrates the full length, front view of a green dress with surplus inspired, wrapped neckline trimmed at triangular closure with lace or embroidery; elbow length sleeves. Straight, knee length wrapped skirt with triangular trim and closure matching the bodice.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Signed design for cocktail or dinner dress. Color sketch illustrates white dress with black dots and black trim accents. Bracelet length dolman sleeves with cuffs. Surplus neckline with oversized rolled collar in opposite colors. Black trim around hips drapes or is inserted down right side of dress. Straight, below the knee skirt. Designer's note on sketch states "trim [from?] wool" and designer's signature at bottom of sketch: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Color sketch of front and back views of gown with A-line skirt heavily trimmed with oversized applied floral accents. Off the shoulder neckline trimmed to match skirt. Back view illustrates four leaf petal inspired panels trailing from waistline. Handwritten note at far left of sketch: "The one she didn't like / The design would swallow you up and be too heavy / We thought it was odd looking & not / airy enough. I don't think the skirt / has a pretty slope either. OK? / Return both sheets of dresses". Designer's initials, "LW", at bottom left hem of front view of dress.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Design for cocktail or dinner dress. Color sketch illustrates fitted dress in white with black dots and trimmed in black. Surplus bodice bordered in black which extends down right side of dress; high, possibly tubular collar. Bracelet length dolman sleeves with cuffs matching right side trim.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Design for cocktail/evening dress. Color sketch in lilac purple. Halter neckline; shirred at hips; full, below the knee skirt. Outline of back view to left of full front view.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown or wedding dress. Color sketch of full length front and back views of gown with A-line skirt. Top tier of skirt in floral design gathers at dropped waist and forms a U in back. Underskirt appears to be box pleated sheer fabric; alternative view of underskirt in bottom left corner depicts three tiers of tightly pleated fabric. Bateau neckline with cap sleeves of fabric matching top tier of skirt forms a deep V shape in back view.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch of gown with oversized, bell shaped skirt with fan and bow appliques and tulle drapes connecting the fans. Scalloped gathers at hemline reveal pleated, tiered understructure. Fitted, strapless bodice designed as fan matching those on skirt with bow at natural waistline. Signed by designer, "Lilli Wolff" at bottom left hemline of gown. Back of sketch shows two outline sketches of skirt.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Signed design for ballgown. Color sketch in shades of green illustrates full length view of gown with wide A-line skirt trimmed in vertical rows of applied floral accents. Ruched bodice with sides and short sleeves trimmed in matching floral accents. Designer's note on fabric content, "lace and tulle", at right of sketch and designer's signature at hem of gown.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown. Color sketch illustrates the front view of a gown with heavily appliqued, A-line skirt with ruffle. Off the shoulder neckline. Designer's outline sketch and notes on back.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Design for cocktail or dinner dress. Color sketch in gray illustrates side view of dress with loop accents from back yoke to waist and skirt loop accents from hips to under side of hem. Full, bracelet length sleeves. Faint outline sketch shows front view of dress with princess seams. Knee length straight skirt.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Costume

Description: Design for harlequin inspired costume. Color sketch illustrates fitted costume in blue and red with black polka dots. Headpiece, sleeve hems and ankles trimmed in extended decorative curls. Designer's initials at bottom right of sketch near model's ankle: "LW"
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch illustrates the full length front view of a gown with bell shaped skirt and overlaid triangular heavily embellished center front panel. Wide, structured shoulders match the front panel detail. Tiara or crown on head of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Costume

Description: Signed design for costume. Color sketch illustrates African inspired costume in kente style fabric. Wrapped skirt with bandeau top. Arm and ankle bands. Designer's signature at left foot of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Signed design for day dress. Color sketch illustrates a white dress with asymmetric, surplus neckline and pleats at left neckline. Long straight sleeves with orange cuffs. Dropped waist with orange belt. Pleated overskirt with asymmetric hemline over straight skirt in orange. Designer's signature of feet of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Design for evening dress. Color sketch illustrates the full length, front view of a purple, trumpet style gown. Asymmetric neckline drapes at right shoulder. Draped detail at hips matches neckline. Two fabric swatches at top of sketch with handwritten notes state "pure silk" and "peau de soie".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Signed design for cocktail or dinner dress. Color sketch illustrates full length view of dress with full, A-line skirt accented in black bands. Asymmetric neckline with matching band over left shoulder. Below knee length. Designer's note on fabric content at legs of models; designer's signature at hem of dress.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color sketch illustrates the full front and back views of a gown with oversized, bell shaped skirt.The bodice and overskirt of the gown is in a lattice design with applied centers. The underskirt appears to depict sheer, gathered fabric. Strapless neckline forms a deep V in back. Designer's signature in blue ink at bottom left hem of front view of gown: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Design for evening dress. Color sketch illustrates the full front view of a light green column inspired gown with right shoulder asymmetric neckline. Left neckline strap drapes across bodice and across right side of dress and joins at left side of skirt at knee area.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt Suit

Description: Design for evening skirt suit. Colored sketch illustrates ensemble in black floral motif on white background. Jacket depicts asymmetric, wrapped closure with wide lapels, fitted waist and peplum inspired hips; bracelet length sleeves. Pencil, straight skirt. Designer's note on sketch states: "set on / flowers / on lapel".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Blue line sketch illustrates a gown with wide, structured shoulders in floral design. Bell shaped skirt is trimmed with floral appliques, peplum inspired hip detail and tiered ruffle hem. Back view at right illustrates an elaborate matching train for the gown. Crown on model's head.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant/festival gown or stage costume. Sketch illustrates full length view of costume gown in 19th century inspired style. Off the shoulder neckline with elbow length puffed sleeves. Full length skirt with train is trimmed with oversized ribbons trailing from the waist with bow that ties in back to give bustle effect. Model is wearing high hat in floral design with veil trailing down the back. Designer's initials at end of train.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color full length front and back views of gown with bell shaped skirt and straight, Queen Anne neckline. Bodice has deep V-shaped back. Dress appears to have overlaid panel details extending from bodice to hem; panels roll over bodice and hem and are trimmed from bodice down to hips with black floral applique. Tulle/net off the shoulder trim. Sketch is signed by designer at hemline of front view: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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