Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Mount Mary Student and SSND Designs

2005.03.03 in 1970 yearbook.jpg
Model wearing a dress designed by student Barb Newby. The dress is featured in the Digital Fashion Archive, Object ID #2005.03.03.
Source: Arches 1970 (Yearbook), Mount Mary University Archives
Mount Mary's Fashion Archive contains many works designed by students and the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), and other faculty who taught them. This collection highlights unique pieces designed between the mid-1950s and 2010, showcasing the couture techniques taught in the program's early years.
It also includes garments designed by noted fashion program alumnae Karen Davidson and Donna Ricco, and by Sister Remy Revor, who taught in the art program for decades. Also included is a famous dress designed by Sister Aloyse Hessburg, founder of Mount Mary's fashion program, and worn by United States Senator Chuck Robb's mother, Frances Howard Robb, when he married Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, in 1967.
Lynda Robb Wedding.jpg
Group photo of Charles Robb and Lynda Bird Johnson wedding party at the White House, December 9, 1967. Mrs. Frances Howard Robb is third from right, wearing a yellow dress designed and created by Sister Aloyse Hessburg of Mount Mary. The dress is featured in the Digital Fashion Archive, Object ID #1967.01.
Source: Mount Mary University Archives
Students and Alumnae
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Miscelleanous Designs