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Hattie Carnegie Collection


Hattie Carnegie Collection


Please click Hattie Carnegie Exhibit to return to the exhibit page that contains thumbnail images of all the items in this collection.

Collection Items

  • Light green silk shantung day dress; scoop neck with self-fabric strap and button detail; short kimono sleeves; natural waistline; darts at waist for fit; left side zipper; inverted box pleats in back; A-line skirt; mid-calf length.
  • A. Navy blue plain weave jacket. B. Navy and white vertical striped plain weave skirt; A-line; knee length.
  • Light pink moire silk faille evening jacket; swing silhouette; no closures; 3/4 length sleeves, large puffs at shoulders; hip length.
  • Bright green plain weave wool suit. A. Jacket; fitted; round collar; 3 buttons. B. Skirt; A-line; altered.
  • Blue broadcloth suit; fabric is black scrollwork print on blue ground. A. Jacket; fitted; modified shawl collar with lapel point; hip length; long sleeves. B. Skirt; tiered; 6 gores; mid-calf length. Suit fabric is very faded.
  • Magenta rayon crepe fit and flare gown; Bateau neckline; diagonal flange across bodice front; two-tone combination gives geometric appearance; drop shoulder sleeves, diagonal tucks at elbow; diagonal flange across wrists; normal waist; full length flare skirt with triangular inset.
  • A. Black velvet overblouse; bateau neckline; heavy black scroll braid trim; left side zipper closure; cap sleeves with braid decoration. B. Dark yellow jacquard brocade skirt; fabric is diamond design; inverted pleats into straight waistband of skirt; center back closure has bustle effect; mid-calf length; lined with silk organza.
  • Dark red wool tweed suit. A. Boxy jacket; johnny collar; long straight sleeves; three button center front closure with triangular extensions at each button; bias banding; Princess seaming; horizontal and vertical darting; china silk lining. B. Straight skirt; two inverted hip pleats; knee length. C. White silk twill blouse; red cherry print; jewel neckline.
  • 1997-154C_DETAIL.jpg

    White silk twill blouse; red cherry print; jewel neckline. Worn with jacket (Object ID #1997.154.A) and skirt (Object ID #1997.154.B) to form three piece suit.
  • A. Long red and blue crepe dinner dress; Chinese-inspired print of geometric maze shape with organic vines and leafs; jewel neckline; short puff sleeves with pleated sleeve caps; bodice and sleeves are red printed with white; bust darts; waist pleats; long A-line skirt is blue-purple printed in lavender; side hook and eye closure. B. Self-fabric tie belt; one side is red print and other side is blue-purple print.
  • Black taffeta circle skirt; multiple gores with diagonally pleated fabric mitered at seamlines; center back zipper closure; tea length.
  • Beige wool fitted suit. A. Jacket; windbreaker collar; double breasted; five button center front closure; straight sleeves, unraveling at hems; seam off shoulder; watch pocket with flap at right hip. B. Skirt; A-line; six gores; no waistband; knee length. Skirt has been altered.
  • A. Brown crepe overblouse; v-shaped neckline; straight sleeves; two drapes at side; horizontal shirring at side seams; heavy black lace border at hemline and sleeves. B. Brown crepe skirt; shirred square-set yoke at center back; side zipper closure; mid-calf length. C. Brown Eugenie style hat; variegated ostrich plumes trim; brown velvet flat bows.
  • 1996-309C_DETAIL.jpg

    Brown Eugenie style hat; variegated ostrich plumes trim; brown velvet flat bows.

    Worn with overblouse (Object ID #1996.309.A) and skirt (Object ID #1996.309.B) to form three piece ensemble.
  • Dusty pink lace dress; jewel neckline; cap sleeves; shirred midriff; very full skirt.

    This dress is attributed to Hattie Carnegie.
  • Long black silk crepe evening gown; cut-out front neckline; bias cut; fabric has been slashed to permit black plastic disks to be inserted in the circles; trains in back; hand-overcast. Some disks are broken or missing.
  • 1983.251_main.jpg

    Golden brown straw hat; slightly indented crown; no lining; brown head-size band; cut-out in back.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Purchased at the auction of Lynn Fontanne's estate using funds from Mount Mary alumnae.