Clothing and dress
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the utilitarian aspects of clothing, including works on how to dress. Works on clothing treated as an artistic object, as well as works on clothing created for the stage, screen, or special events, are entered under [Costume.]
Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This folder contains news paper clippings and invitations from the 1950 fashion show held in Central City, Colorado featuring the fashions of 'Adrian.' Invitation reads, "The Critique Committee of the Central City Opera House Association sponsors a fashion show highlighting Adrian Originals." " As exciting as a fashion press opening in new york or Hollywood, an advance showing of autumn fashions from America's topflight designes will be presented in Central City, Wednesday, July twenty-fifth,...
Overview A sleeveless white cotton infant's slip with two small buttons at top of each shoulder. The slip has scalloped edging with white thread at lower edge hem and around arm and neck holes. The slip was made for a two to three-year old. Originally worn by Norma Peterman.
Dates: between 1923-1925
Overview A woman's large brimmed, wire-framed straw hat trimmed with black velvet ribbon at the base of the crown and at the edge and center of the brim. Four square cuts of black organdy are steamed into floral shapes and mounted across the front of the hat. The hat is lined with black grosgrain ribbon inside and two attached interior labels read: ''22; M.S.ca.'' and ''The May Co; Denver''.
Dates: between 1920-1940
Overview This is a formal hat that consists of a black tri-cornered felt form covered with white, pastel blue, pink and green feathers that are glued into place. A layer of tulle covers the hat and additional tulle is gathered at center back.
Dates: circa 1958
Overview A small black ''manmade straw'' woman's hat with satin ribbon trimming the edge and large bows featured in the back. The ''party tulle'' is decorated with multi-colored pieces of pipe cleaner. The hatpin is a bulb shaped tip of gray cotton knit. Inside the hat are two white labels that read: ''Kay's modes millinery; 614 16th St.; Denver, COLO'' and ''Milgrim''.
Dates: circa 1951
Overview Tea-length black evening dress. This view shows the front of the dress. The dress has a black silk underlining and a cotton long-sleeved lace overdress. The dress has a high neckline. There is a black silk belt around the drop waistline with a black silk asymmetrical bow on the belt at the front left side below the waist. There is a lace asymmetrical bow on right shoulder. The garment was originally sleeveless; the synthetic lace sleeves were added later and are of a different lace than the...
Dates: circa 1926
Overview A black plasticized ''straw'' hat with black mesh and plaid box. The mesh is used ornamentally with steamed flat loops that are around three-quarters of the hat. Gray and black plaid plasticized ribbon is formed with stiff tulle in tucks to form bows around the brim of the hat.
Dates: between 1920-1940
Overview Black velvet gloves with black velvet covered buttons on cuffs. Originally belonged to Irene Stein.
Dates: between 1945-1950
Overview A black velvet half- or headband-hat with a black veil draped from the middle of hte front of the frame. The wire and cardboard frame is covered with black velvet that has been glued and stapled on over a black nylon lining, and is shaped like an off-center bow, with a knot section in the middle, a large loop on the right with a tail poking through the loop, and a single, large, slightly pointed piece on the left. The frame is cruved to fit around the front of the head. The veil falls past the...
Dates: circa 1955
Overview A black velvet handbag with brass clasp and openings. There is a braided black silk cord attached to the brass clasp by two large copper O-rings to form a strap. A tassel hangs from the right side of handbag strap. The handbag is lined in heavy black silk. This view shows the front of the handbag. Originally belonged to Irene Stein.
Dates: circa 1920