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Afternoon Dress

Description: Afternoon dress of dark green silk satin, crepe and chiffon. The tunic-style dress of dark green silk satin is street-length, with a drop waist. It has a slight standing collar at back which extends out in front to become long ties with a backing of dark maroon. Below the bow formed by the ties is V-shaped neckline. The full-length sleeves are dark green silk satin from shoulders to elbows and are translucent green crepe from elbows to cuffs. The main part of the gauze sections are embroidered with floral motifs in red, pink, and green/gold. The sleeves have two snaps at each cuff, which are trimmed with bands of pink crepe, maroon crepe, and dark green satin. On the front of the skirt are three wide, slightly overlapping tiers of fabric, split at center front, which start below the hips and end slightly above the hem. The dress is unlined, and there are no tags or labels.
Date: 1920/1925
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pouch - Turkish Festival Outfit

Description: Pouch. Orange cotton pouch, rounded at bottom. Suspended by gold metallic cord. Edged with metallic thread lace. The surface of the pouch is embroidered with various colors of metallic embroidery, mostly chain-stitch. Lined in orange cotton.
Date: 1940/1960
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: "Peacock Priestess" caftan dress of turquoise blue net over turquoise blue and green satin with appliqué and real peacock feathers. Back with appliqué medallions.
Date: 2006
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Rose Garden

Description: Jacket of dark blue denim combined with a dark red embroidered yoke and a variety of multi-colored trim. The rectangle-shaped center back panel is made up of a mixed cotton patchwork and an embroidered hummingbird in a flora and fauna motif. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Amy Zerner / Spiritual Couture" Content/care tag and size "3" tag attached to base of designer label.
Date: 2005
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

"Goddess of Knowledge" Jacket

Description: "Goddess of Knowledge" Jacket of blue and black windowpane silk with appliqué bands of trim. Main back panel with multicolored landscape with stars and female figure in Egyptian-inspired costume, flora and fauna. Long sleeves; 3/4 length. Two large doupionni patch pockets. Center front opening with no closure. Lined in blue green iridescent fabric. Designer's label at exterior back neckline: "Amy Zerner"
Date: 2005
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

"Peacock Dream" jacket

Description: "Peacock Dream" jacket of dyed green denim with multiple bands of trim in jean jacket style. Main back panel collage appliqué of multicolored fabrics with two goddess figures and a blue peacock. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Amy Zerner"
Date: 2005
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sacred Space II

Description: "Sacred Space II" Jacket in long-line style of dark blue denim with multiple bands of trim and mirrored panels on the front upper left and right with appliqued peacocks. The large center back panel of patchwork includes images of two appliqued swans with a fairy flying above, and a castle in the background. Designer's label at exterior bottom of back panel: "Amy Zerner"
Date: 2006
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

"Mystery School" Robe

Description: "Mystery School" robe of patchwork black, white and gray silk with multiple trims and sequin appliqué on front. Full length. Main back panel collage appliqué in black and white printed and textured cottons includes a small tiger, leopard and large gray tabby cat.
Date: 2005
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Magdalene

Description: "The Magdalene" Robe of red and black mixed fabrics and appliqué trims. Long, straight sleeves and notched collar. The diamond-shaped center back panel is of mixed cotton patchwork, and includes images of a planet, an abstracted female figure, and snakes, set in an evening landscape.
Date: 2006
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

"Sacred Space I" Jacket

Description: "Sacred Space I" jacket of black denim with multiple bands of trim in jean jacket style. Main back panel appliqué collage of printed and woven cottons in a floral and fauna motif with red cardinal and a fairy. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Amy Zerner"
Date: 2005
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Embroidered evening ensemble

Description: Skirt ensemble of peach silk crepe with beading and embroidery in floral and foliage vine motif. a) Blouse. Long poet sleeves have cuffs with red embroidery and silver seed beads giving smocked effect; closure of two self-covered buttons. Rounded neckline. Center back closure of self-covered buttons supplemented with covered snaps. Retailer's label: Made in France Especially for / Neiman-Marcus Maker's tag at center back neckline. b) Skirt of like material and embroidery. Full length.
Date: 1960/1969
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoes

Description: Pair of shoes of white silk damask with embroidery in green, blue, and pink. Around throat and upper edge is band of green embroidered pine cones(?)and scallop band. At toe is embroidered blossom in pale pink and blue, with trailing branches in greens with leaves in greens and buds in pinks and butterflies in greens, pinks, and browns. Along sides are similar embroidered branches, leaves, buds, and blossoms. Throatline of shoe with black banding. At point of throat is applied 3-dimensional flower of silk ribbon. Inner sole of dark tan leather, insides of shoes lined with pink/beige silk(?). Soles of leather, with built-up or stacked 1 1/4" (3cm) modified louis or opera heels. Stamped inside shoes in red are various marks in Chinese(?), and maker's mark, which is mostly illegible. Shoes are of the type called "straight lasts" in western society - no differentiation between left and right shoe.
Date: 1895~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoes

Description: Pair of shoes of red silk satin. Designed with a rounded toe and three straps across vamp which lace with red silk cord. Toebox with floral embroidery in red, and with decorative twisted fabric band across top of toebox. Edges of upper and straps edged off-white leather(?) 2" high modified Louis heel, rounded at sides and back, flaring slightly to base. Mostly illegible stamp inside.
Date: 1912~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:. A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" "Made in USA" tag behind designer's label. Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk. B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A" Content/care tag behind designer label.
Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bag

Description: Handbag for afternoon or evening use. Frame of simulated tortoiseshell, carved and with openwork, with ball/snap closure and chain. Body of bag is of beige fabric with multi-colored petit-point embroidery of a bouquet of flowers. Floral motif on bag in grey, greens, blues, pinks and rose. Lined in rose ribbed silk, and contains a change purse and mirror. French or English in origin.
Date: 1880/1920
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Purse

Description: Purse of multicolored Bargello needlepoint. The envelope-style purse is covered in silk embroidery in greens, blues, reds, pinks, black, etc., in the Florentine Bargello, edged in green wool. On one side, under flap, is rectangular section with monogram FH and date 1775 worked in embroidery. Opens to reveal 2 separate compartments, lined in green homespun wool. Silk embroidery is disintegrating to reveal canvas ground.
Date: 1775
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India

Description: Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India A) Choli (top) - Sleeved, backless top. Deep V-neckline. Short sleeves. Patchwork, using various types, colors, and patterns of fabric. Panels at sides, bottom, and upper breasts/lower front shoulders of rows of various sized mirrors framed in different color stitching. Ties in back. Lined in various fabrics. B) Ghaghra (skirt) - Ankle-length skirt made of horizontal bands of various fabrics. From top: Green waistband; Yellow band with red stitched "X" forms; Wide band of three rows of small circular mirrors framed in various colors of cloth, the bands divided by a blue and an orange stripe of cloth with stitched "X" forms; Thin green band with red stitches; Very thin white strip; Pink stripe with center band of yellow/green running across it; Narrow band of various-colored fabric in slightly wavy profile; Black band with center band of various color stitching; White crenelated band; purple band; Wide green section with center wide red stripe with yellow borders; Wide hem with various embroidered bands and stitching. Lined in red fabric with light yellow printed paisley design. Slit at side, tie at waistband. C) Necklace. Yarn/cord necklace. Ball/loop closure at back. Back part of necklace covered with tightly wound spiral of tiny red/purple beads. Necklace has 7 pendants of graduated sizes composed of silver-colored coins with attached loops and with attached hanging loops from which are suspended small silver spheres. Between each coin pendant is a tubular silver spacer bead. Coins are from India, of several denominations, one dated 1984, one dated 1985, others with dates obscured. No maker's marks or hallmarks visible. Measurements: 21 3/4" long D) Necklace. Long, narrow corded/twined black necklace with central openwork beaded "zig-zag" line of tiny beads in groups of red, yellow, green, red, blue, green, and orange, with …
Date: [1975..2000]
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India

Description: Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie.
Date: 1970/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Military-inspired skirt ensemble

Description: Suit of red wool flannel with green and black windowpane plaid, consisting of: A) Coat. Single breasted with four flat, circular gold tone buttons and tailored buttonholes. Lower thigh length; long sleeves with 1-1/2" cuffs and one smaller matching button. Turn down collar. Two flapped patch pockets with large American "Great Seal" type eagles of applique in gold cord, beads, sequins, springs and vinyl that measure 4"x 5", holding arrows and olive branches. Eagles are mirror image to each other. Unlined; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Tag attached to base of designer label: "Made in U.S.A. / of Imported Fabric" Union, care and size "8" tags at right side seam. (B) Skirt of matching plaid. Knee length; fitted high waist. Invisible zipper on left side with hook & eye. Fold over facing is bound with red grosgrain ribbon petersham inside waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back waist: "Bill Blass" Tag attached to base of designer label: "Made in U.S.A. / of Imported Fabric"
Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Blass, Bill
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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