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Bodice

Description: Bodice of black serge with dark green braided cord passementerie and jet bead applique. V-shaped neckline with black lace and ivory net dickey which closes on the right with 4 snaps. Ivory lace trim around collar and black lace around neckline and at cuffs. Long sleeves. Snaps on waistband for skirt (possibly not original to bodice and added at a later date). Center front closure of 4 hook & eyes snap at waistline; 4 non-functioning covered buttons trimmed with black bugle beads. Lined in brown fabric.
Date: 1899/1912
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Graduation dress

Description: Graduation gown ensemble of ivory silk taffeta decorated with bands of pearls, glass beads and tucked beading. A) Fitted bodice. Front fullness below deep round yoke trimmed with beading. Yoke is constructed with horizontal and vertical pin tucks forming window pane/checkerboard pattern. High neck worn with neck ribbon. Epaulets over top of long cannon style sleeves with two sets of three pin tucks above elbow; pleated cuffs trimmed with matching beading. Hem of bodice is bordered with matching beading. Left side hook & eye closure and at left shoulder. Lined in white polished cotton with boning and separate hook & eye closure. B) Full length skirt gored and fitted over hips with train in the back. Narrow ruffle around the bottom. Center back opening with hook & eye on waistband. Lined in white polished cotton. Size 22" waist.
Date: 1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design