Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Digital Fashion Archive

Welcome to Mount Mary University's Digital Fashion Archive!

The Digital Fashion Archive contains approximately 10% of Mount Mary University's Fashion Archive. Created by professionally photographing garments and accessories, it provides users with 360° views and the ability to zoom in to examine items in detail.
Collections in the Digital Fashion Archive are primarily organized by designer, with a few collections showcasing wardrobes of notable people or specific fashion events. See the list of exhibits on the left, and visit the How to Use This Site page for assistance.

About the Mount Mary Fashion Archive
The Mount Mary Fashion Archive consists of approximately 10,000 couture and ready-to-wear garments and accessories, including furs, shoes, hats, gloves, and more, from the 18th century to the present.
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Trailblazing the Threads: Sister Aloyse Hessburg & Mount Mary's Fashion Legacy
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History of the Mount Mary Fashion Program
In the fall of 1965 Mount Mary began offering a major in fashion design with a minor in clothing and textiles. Sister Aloyse Hessburg was appointed as the first program coordinator....
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