Historical Fashion Collection


Historical Fashion Collection


Clothing and Accessories
Clothing and Dress
Clothing Trade - History
Fashion - History
Fashion History - 18th Century
Fashion History - 19th Century
Fashion History - 20th Century
Fashion Retail - History


Historical Fashion Collection supports the mission of the institution by greatly enhancing the quality of the education in the Fashion Department and addressing the international diversity of the institution as the greater Houston area.


Houston Community College System

Collection Items

Jean Patou, Black  Damask Coat
Black, double-breasted mac coat with convertible collar, side bust darts, waist seam, and low side welt pockets. Front closure relies on three fabric-covered buttons set inbound buttonholes, along with one fabric-covered snap located on the waist…

Pearls of Pakistan, Multicolored Silk Rayon Plissé Coat
Silk, rayon plissé, floor-length coat embellished with gold embroidery, beads and sequins with a red, silk lining.

Zandra Rhodes, Cream Silk Dress
Silk dress in various shades of cream.

Reza Khan, Cream Wool Skirt Suit
Long-sleeved, cream, wool crepe fitted suit jacket, skirt and belt with black and yellow details.

Emanuel Ungaro Gray and White Wool Skirt Suit
Gray and white wool serge striped suit jacket and skirt.

Gianfranco Ferre, Gold and Silver Dress
Full-length, silk and rayon evening dress with Swarovski crystals and gold beads.

Chanel, Brown Wool Bouclé Dress Suit Set
Wool bouclé blend Chanel coat with front pockets and matching dress.

Reza Khan, Black and Pink Wool Crepe Dress
Knee-length black, wool crepe dress with pink, wool crepe details.

Reza Khan, Black and Green Dress
Green, silk dress with black, lace bodice and pink flower

Tony Chase, Cream Silk Gauze Jacket Ensemble
Cream, silk gauze, cocktail dress with matching open-front jacket. The jacket consists of kimono sleeves with beaded lace and beaded fringe hem.

Geoffrey Beene, Black and White Houndstooth Dress
Black and white houndstooth-patterned dress.

Black Lambskin Coat
Black, lambskin coat with brown fox fur collar.

Mary McFadden Couture, Blue Silk Plissé Dress
Blue, silk plissé pleated evening dress with beaded sleeves.

Chanel Boutique, Navy Blue Lace Dress
Navy blue and white, lace, chiffon dress with gold buttons down the front.

Bob Mackie Boutique, Purple Polyester Dress
Purple, polyester dress with pink belt around waistline and pink, silver, green and black sequins and beading on bodice.

Louis Feraud, Purple Skirt Suit Set
Wool suit jacket and skirt. Purple, silk polyester blouse with long sleeves and ruffle.

Reza Khan, Black Multicolored Floral Dress
Black multicolored floral dress with gold metallic woven leaves and stems.

Givenchy Boutique, Rust Orange Organza Evening Dress
Rust orange, organza evening dress with black velvet bodice and flower detail on the waistline.

Bill Blass, Red Suede Dress
Red, suede dress with belt closure

Jeanne Lanvin, Multicolored Swing Coat
Multicolored, swing coat with loosely woven chunky wool yarn.

Courrèges, Brown Wool Dress
A-Line dress in coarse wool twill, lined with acetate. The sleeve is raglan, with a should seam running from neck to sleeve opening, and joining with the bodice in a sharp angle, extending across the body above the breast line in yoke. A bright…

Bob Mackie, Blue Silk Chiffon Dress
Blue, silk chiffon dress woven with silver thread and decorative mesh bodice.

Chanel, Pink and Purple Three-Piece Skirt Suit
Pink and purple wool jacket and skirt with pink, cellophane woven check blouse.

Norman Norell, Red Coat
Red, wool, double-breasted coat.

Amfarco, Coat and Dress Ensemble
Gold, gray, brown buffalo check shift dress with matching gold swing belt. The coat is reversible: one side is gold, gray, brown buffalo check while the other side is silver.

Samuel Winston, Cream Brocade Dress and Coat Ensemble
Cream, brocade, double-breasted coat and dress with silver and gold metallic woven pattern.

Nettie Nusbaum, Blue and Ivory Silk Cocktail Dress
Blue and ivory silk cocktail dress with glass bead embellishment.

Yellow Linen Dress
Yellow linen dress with multicolored floral raffia embroidery.

Pierre Balmain, Black and White Floral Dress and Jacket Ensemble
Black and white silk, floral dress with bolero jacket and yellow, silk lining.

Rallye Creation, Yellow and Cream Wool Check Dress
Yellow, cream, wool buffalo check patterned dress.

Vinchi, Cream Ramie Coat and Dress Ensemble
Cream, heavyweight, ramie coat and dress ensemble with decorative beaded design.

Oscar de la Renta Boutique, Orange Organza Evening Dress
Orange organza evening dress woven with gold and green decorative cellophane thread. It has beading embellishment on sleeve and skirt hem.

Don Loper, Blue Pan Am Stewardess Uniform
Blue, cotton, twill woven Pan Am stewardess uniform.

Kay Selig, Yellow Taffeta Bridesmaids Dress
Yellow, taffeta bridesmaid dress with white, linen tulle petticoat.

Claire McCardell, Green Sports Dress
Green, tie silk, long sleeve sports dress with gray and gold printed pattern and matching fabric belt sewn at the back of the empire waistline. 

Adrian Gray, Striped Three-Piece Skirt Suit
Long, gray, button panel coat with stripes on the front bodice. The jacket has layered effect over striped placket, with a long, gray matching skirt.

Alida "The Richly Clad," White Slip
Cotton batiste slip with eyelet lace bodice and flounce.

Jane Derby, Black Lace Evening Dress
Black lace evening dress with tiered skirt and pink, petersham bodice.

Volupté, Gold Metallic Swinglok Sophisticase (Makeup Case)
Palm-size carryall that holds makeup, cigarettes and comb for the evening hour.

Claire McCardell, Red Wool Dress
Red wool sports dress with magyar sleeves and an empire waistline with a belt at the natural waist.

Hoops! My Dear, Wedding Dress Petticoat
Cream acetate and rayon wedding dress petticoat.

Elsa Schiaparelli, Blue Hat and Pink Hatbox
Light blue graded to deep teal ombre fur and felt hat along with pink, hatbox.

Vincent Draper, Rose Gold Needlepoint Shoes
Needlepoint rose heels with decorative gold lurex pattern.

Christian Dior, Brown Suede Purse
Brown, suede purse with gold, metallic bolt snaps, closure and label.

Black Silk Bias-Cut Dress
Black silk bias cut dress with mesh, cape collar, and mermaid hem.

Maroon and Gold Striped Dress and Jacket
Maroon and gold striped, moire taffeta dress with matching bolero jacket.

White Wedding Dress
White crepe wedding dress and jacket.

White Rabbit Fur Jacket
White long-sleeved rabbit fur jacket.

Pale Pink and Green Silk Dressing Gown
Pale pink and green silk dressing gown that wraps in a bow at waist.

Black Crepe Gown
Black crepe gown with gold and white beadwork on the gathered waistline and sleeves.
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