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The Mount Mary University Fashion Archive preserves and exhibits historically significant garments and accessories. Each item in the Fashion Archive reveals information about the period in which it was created, as well as the people who made and wore it.
This digital version of the Fashion Archive was created to maximize access for fashion design students and faculty, fashion professionals, fashion scholars, curators, collectors, and anyone interested in the history of fashion. The online Fashion Archive is envisioned as a teaching tool that will allow users to study fashion as it developed and evolved in the classroom, on the runway, and in the world at large.
In May, 1964, Mount Mary awarded an Honorary Degree to Nelle Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird. In accepting the degree Ms. Lee traveled to Mount Mary and took part in commencement ceremonies. This exhibit provides a glimpse of Ms. Lee's visit and some insight into the friendship that resulted between her and Sister Mary John Francis Schuh, President of Mount Mary.
The snapshots featured in this exhibit offer a unique and often candid view of Mount Mary from the perspective of a student during the 1950’s. The photographs were donated to Mount Mary in 2011 by a woman who purchased them at a garage sale in Lima, OH. She was able to determine that the images once belonged to Virginia Moore, a 1957 Mount Mary graduate, and generously offered them to the archives. The photographs were likely taken by Virginia Moore or her friends with a personal camera. They were printed on Kodak Velox paper. The captions are primarily based upon information found on the back of the original photos, most likely written by Virginia Moore. Some images had no information at all and individuals or events are identified based on other captions and information available in the Mount Mary archives. Captions in quotes are verbatim from the original images.
French designer Hubert de Givenchy styled some of the world's most fashionable women — icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Our collection of Givenchy masterpieces ranges across his career and provides a sampling of his creations. Day and night ensembles are rounded out with suiting options and outerwear, all of which speak to the designer's timeless aesthetic and elegance.
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