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Skirt Suit

Description: Daytime skirt suit of Prince of Wales check wool in gray with pink and brown check. The skirt suit consists of: A) Jacket, hip length, with full-length sleeves. Center front opening secured with hooks and eyes. 4 pockets at front, each with turned-back cuff pockets of silk brocade at breast level and below waist; the silk brocade of ecru background with pink and red flowers on green vines; asymmetric flared peplum at back featuring geometric cut; stand up collar is lined in matching silk brocade. B) Skirt of matching wool, straight and knee-length, with an 8” slit at center-back with inset of fan-like accordion pleated godet. C) Two matching pair of shoes, one pair of silk brocade matching the pocket flaps, and the other pair of gray wool matching the rest of the outfit. Both pair are heeled pumps designed with pointed toe, the heels are a modified spike. Lined in gold leather. The shoes are all stamped "Dal Co' / Roma".
Date: 1996/2001
Creator: McQueen, Lee Alexander
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Description: Evening ensemble in orange and taupe crepe. The sleeveless, full-length dress is of taupe crepe, and has a "V" neckline in front and a deep "V" in back. Around high waist is a wide band of orange crepe outlined in gold braid and oval simulated pearls. The band is heavily beaded in faux coral and turquoise beads in various patterns and floral motifs. The bodice of the dress gathers into the front of the band, and has a zipper and hook-and-eyes closure at left side. The Bolero jacket is of the orange crepe. The cropped jacket has a rounded neckline and long sleeves. The neckline, center front opening, and lower hem is heavily beaded to match the band on the dress, with added faux turquoise beading in floral forms on the front panels of the jacket. No labels in either garment.
Date: 1939
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Dress

Description: Ensemble. A) Cape of black and white windowpane check wool. Double-breasted with 8 plastic round domed buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Armhole slits are double welted with pockets. Notched collar. Lined in ivory silk. B) Blouse of black silk noil. Short, triple-seamed raglan sleeves. Paneled front. Two off-angle welted breast pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Center front placket, rounded at bottom, with hidden zipper and hook & loop. Slit sides. Lined in black silk. C) Dress. Upper portion is black top silk lining for blouse. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye extends to skirt portion of dress. Lower skirt portion is A-lined, attached at high waist and is of matching black and white windowpane check. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk. No labels in garment.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Description: (At Left) Evening ensemble of brown silk shantung. The camisole is sleeveless, with a boat neckline. Center back closure with 10 small circular buttons covered with matching fabric. The blouse is lined in dark brown silk, and has an inner structure of net and metal boning. The understructure extends below the top to give structure to the skirt. The inner net and boning layer has a center back closure of 14 hook-and-eyes, matching along same line as outer closure. The skirt is of matching materials, A-line, below-the-knee length. It has a 2" waistband decorated with horizontal ruching. Center-back zipper closure with two hook-and-eyes in waistband. The skirt has an attached black rayon gorgette underslip, and an attached black nylon petticoat. The petticoat has a horsehair braid incorporated in the hem for stiffening. The matching swing coat is calf length, with a rolled collar and short sleeves. It is constructed with several layers of organza for structure and a tuck panel around the coat for decoration and flounce. Lined in brown silk. There are no labels in the garment. Photograph is from the exhibition "Haute Couture - The Great Paris Designers", held at The Grace Museum, Abilene Texas, October 17 - December 30, 2000, and shows suit as displayed. From the original collection of the Dallas Museum of Fashion, which later became the Texas Fashion Collection.
Date: 1955
Creator: Dior, Christian
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt Suit

Description: Two-piece suit of beige worsted wool gabardine of tropical weight. The jacket is medium-length and semi-fitted, with a roll collar having wide pointed revers. It has tuck-over wide padded shoulders and long, narrow sleeves. There are slight vertical gathers at waistline, starting at sides and running around back. The center front opening has three large plated metal buttons shaped as trumpet flowers. The jacket is lined in peach crepe. The matching skirt is mid-length, with a narrow waistband that laps over and secures with two hook-and-eye closures. Skirt has four inverted pleats beginning 41.5 cm below waistband and extending down 30 cm. to bottom of skirt, two at front, two at back. Side zipper closure, top of which is where waistband secures. Skirt is unlined, and has no labels. There are three labels in the coat: Designer's label at inside left: "Forstmann / 100% Virgin Wool / © F.W. Co." Retailer's label at inside back collar: "Sanger's / Dallas" Coat and Suit Industry National Recovery Board label inside right side at seam "135776".
Date: 1941/1945
Creator: Forstmann
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

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
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Description: Ensemble consisting of green leather jacket and green and black striped knit dress with green leather belt. The sheath-style street-length dress is of wool jersey with a knitted pattern of horizontal green and black stripes. It has very short sleeves and a wide boat neckline, and is unlined. The dress has an accompanying green leather belt that ends in fringe. The street-length coat is of matching green leather, with long sleeves and tuxedo collar that extends to lower hem. The center-front opening has no closures, and there is a welt pocket at each side seam. The coat is lined in the same fabric the dress is made from, and faces the tuxedo collar and opening. There are no designer labels in the garments, and the coat has retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus / Trophy Room".
Date: 1956
Creator: Cashin, Bonnie
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Bodystocking, Mini-Skirt and Belt

Description: Ensemble consisting of three pieces. Full-length bodystocking is of heavy ivory wool knit, in a ribbed pattern running vertically throughout body and legs, and horizontally around arms. The garment has a turtle-neck and wide flaring cuffs at legs. Center back zipper opening from top of turtle-neck to mid-back. The black double knit wool micro-mini-skirt has four over-sized belt loops with pointed ends, and center back zipper closure. The ensemble includes a wide black patent-leather belt which secures with concealed snaps. Bodystocking has two labels. Designer's label inside at back near zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York"; Material/size label on opposite side: "100% / Wool / L" The skirt has no labels. The belt is stamped on reverse: "12 1851" From the Fall 1969/1970 season. Records indicate that the ensemble was originally offered in the Maisonette Room of Neiman-Marcus.
Date: 1969/1970
Creator: Cardin, Pierre
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Description: Ensemble consisting of a coat and dress. The mid-length coat is of knit with a printed pattern of blue geometric shapes on a bright red ground, and has long sleeves and moderate collar with rounded points. Center-front opening with 4 square dark blue plastic buttons. Across back of coat is an attached belt of the same fabric, with buttons at each side, but does not extend around to the front. Fully lined in dark blue fabric. The mid-length dress is of the same fabric, and has short sleeves, a rounded neckline, and flares slightly to hem. The dress has a center-back zipper closure and is lined in the same fabric as the coat. Coat has a single retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" inside back at collar. Dress has slightly smaller version of same label, sewn inside at left of zipper near neckline.
Date: 1960/1970
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Suit of yellow charmeuse silk embellished with chenille in a spider mum floral motif. a) Bolero style jacket. Fish mouth collar closed with self covered button. Long, set-in sleeves with three self covered, non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Fully lined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" b) Skirt of matching silk. Full, below knee length; gathers into a 3" waist band with four tucks. Four self covered buttons and fabric loops at left side. Fully lined in yellow silk with stiffened net underskirt. Designer's label at center back: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Label under waist of under structure: "Makola" with size tag beneath: "M" c) Shell blouse of yellow silk. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Princess seams. Side seam invisible zipper and invisible center back zipper. Fully lined.
Date: 1985
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of red quilted silk in pattern of small squares. A) Cropped jacket. Long, raglan sleeves. Center front opening with large, gold, rhinestone encrusted shank button and covered snap; bound buttonhole. Rolled collar with notched lapel. Lined in red silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" B) Peg-top style skirt with wide 3-3/4" waistband. Added 2" band at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with 4 hook & bars on the waistband. Lined in red organdy. Designer's label at center back: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label with designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" C) Shell blouse in red silk satin. Pullover style. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Armholes and neckline bordered with 1" topstitched band of self. Unlined.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse and Skirt

Description: 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.
Date: 1965
Creator: Royal Lynne
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Bodice and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of green and blue plaid cotton with collar and buttons of navy blue velvet. Ensemble consists of: A) Bodice. Waist is fitted with fastening of nine velvet covered buttons and tailored buttonholes, snap at neckline and two hook&eyes at hem. High stand-up collar of velvet. Long sleeves gathered with feather stitching; 6" fitted cuffs. Lined in brown polished cotton. B) Skirt. Full length; gathered on 1" waistband of black cotton with closure of two hook & eyes. Back panel for bustle has waistband of brown polished cotton and ties. One slit pocket at right side seam. 24" waist. Unlined.
Date: 1880/1895
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Cape

Description: Daytime dress ensemble of cream wool twill with black abstract window pane plaid of stripe and dot print. A) Dress in modified sheath style. Sleeveless. Shallow scooped neckline has split at at center front seam. Below knee length. Pleat at center front hemline has split on inside seam. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk crepe. B) Cape. Waist length with convertible collar. Center front closure of two circular black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in silk matching pattern of outer garment. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos"
Date: 1960
Creator: Galanos, James
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of black wool jersey knit with red, grey, and white floral print, consisting of: A) Blouse with high rounded neckline; short front & back yoke. Straight bodice gathers into yoke. Long straight sleeves. Center front opening of 6 black plastic buttons with tailored buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York" Content/care/size tag to right of designer label. B) Full length, straight skirt. Gathers into 1" waistband. Zipper closure with hook & bar on waistband. Unlined. Content/care/size tag on waistband. C) Sash of self fabric; 3" wide.
Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Description: 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.
Date: 1965~
Creator: Robert, Samuel
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero/Jacket

Description: Ensemble of wool twill, consisting of:. A) Dress of black wool twill. Mid-calf-length, with short capped sleeves. No collar, with a rounded V neckline in front. Center front closure of 6 large gold-colored metal star-shaped buttons with bound buttonholes and one hook & bar at the natural waistline. Satin double welt faux pockets at hips. Partial pleating at front. Fully lined in black silk; shoulder pads. Designer's label inside at left: "Galanos" Care label inside at right: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" B) Bolero style jacket of red wool gaberdine. Collarless with long sleeves set in sleeves. Center front opening with no fasteners. Added panels at front with double-line of topstitching. Simulated double welt pockets on princess line. Fully lined in red silk; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Care label inside below right armhole: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" C) Contour belt for dress of black vinyl simulating patent leather; backed with simulated black leather. Rectangular gold-colored metal buckle with double prongs. Three inches wide at widest. Stamped in gold on reverse: "Galanos" Small white label adhered to back near buckle with notation: "810-14 / 0365"
Date: 1985~
Creator: Galanos, James
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Description: Greek inspired evening ensemble of black velvet, yellow satin, and embroidered appliques with purple satin skirt. A) Blouse styled to appear as a vest of black rayon velvet trimmed with bands of floral and leaf motif embroidery with gold braid, beads, and multicolored embroidered flowers. Center front opening with closure of 5 large covered snaps. Large floral appliques on center back and at center front opening. Over-sized puffed sleeves of yellow rayon/silk blend satin to elbows; 2-1/2" cuffs have closure of two covered snaps. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" Union label attached under designer label. Fiber content label at right side seam. B) Skirt in purple rayon/silk blend satin. Full, gathered, floor length. Center back zipper closure with two hook & bars on the 2" waistband. Slit pockets at side seams. Fully lined in dark rose synthetic reinforced at waist with 10" gathers of stiff purple tulle at sides of hips. Hem of skirt reinforced with 2" band of horsehair. Designer's label at center waist neckline: "Victor Costa" Union and fiber content labels attached under designer label.
Date: 1990
Creator: Costa, Victor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Description: Ensemble consisting of two pieces: A) Trench coat; little black slip dress laminated within clear plastic trench coat; slip dress has spaghetti straps, and lace trim at upper bodice and hem; trench coat has double breasted front opening; notched collar; buckles at wrists; slanted pocket lapels at hips with no pockets. Designer's label molded into plastic: "Gaultier / Pairs" B) Dress of pale pink chiffon with shadowing, and sequin and bead embellishments which create a realistic “nude woman" figure; sleeveless; full-length. No label in dress.
Date: 2007
Creator: Gaultier, Jean Paul
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Description: Ensemble of brown and white herringbone polyester. A) Box jacket is hip length. Long sleeves gathered at 1"cuff. Pointed turn down collar. Patch pockets at sides. Center front closure of seven self-covered buttons with barred buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York" Fiber content/care/size label to right of designer label. Japanese content/care tag at right side seam with fabric swatch and extra button. B) Sundress of same gathered to narrow yoke with 1" straps. Straps and yoke overlaid with white crochet. Center back closure of two hook & eyes on back narrow yoke. Lined in white rayon. Size "8" tag at center back. C) Tie-belt of same for sundress. Three inches wide with 1" bands at each end.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Top

Description: Two piece ensemble of orange floral printed douppioni silk. A) Over top of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern. Sleeveless; waist length. Wide collar and revers extend to form tie at center front. Right side zipper. Lined in orange organdy. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" B) Slip/underdress with skirt of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern skirt from natural waist and upper slip of orange silk. Knee length. Sleeveless; wide rounded neckline with deep V-shaped back. Center back zipper. Skirt lined in orange silk matching upper slip. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Traina, Teal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Day Dress and Jacket

Description: Ensemble of multi-color abstract/impressionistic foliage in green, orange, blue, lavender, and gold, consisting of: a) Day dress in sheath style, sleeveless, with a wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper, and fully lined in royal blue acetate. Maker's tag towards bottom of zipper: "Order No. 2666 / Style 984 / Size 6 / Remarks" b) Jacket. Reaching slightly below waist-length, the jacket has a wide rounded neckline and elbow length sleeves. The center front opening secures with 3 black crocheted buttons and bound buttonholes, supplemented with a large covered snap at neckline. Lined in navy acetate. Designer's label under right armhole: "Tiffeau & Busch Ltd. / New York" The ensemble’s fabric is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% rayon in a linen weave.
Date: 1962
Creator: Tiffeau, Jacques
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

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
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Blouse, Skirt, Belt, Purse

Description: Cocktail or dinner dress ensemble of pale blue/green satin brocade with design of acanthus and thistle/leaf in dark green and golden yellow, consisting of: A) Blouse. Short sleeves with 2" rolled cuffs and shawl collar. Center front opening has 4 self-covered buttons above waist, and 6 hook-and-loops below waist on peplum for securing into skirt. Fitted seaming and pleats centered on waist. Unlined. Label inside top at left side seam: "Made in France / Christian Dior / Paris" and stamped on label: "05456" B) Skirt of matching brocade. The mid-length skirt is double box pleated from narrow waistband. Center back zipper with hook-and-eyes at waistband. Unlined. C) Petticoat of ivory moiré satin. Mid-length, with narrow waistband. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at waistband. E) Belt of green silk-covered ivory leather with rectangular silk-covered buckle. (not in photographs) D) Purse of green silk.
Date: 1949
Creator: Dior, Christian
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design