Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Two piece evening ensemble

Item

Title

Two piece evening ensemble

Description

Peacock blue plush knit pile evening ensemble. A. Gown; V-neckline; long bishop sleeves; empire waistline; center front zipper closure; light blue silk crepe bodice, gathers into shoulder yoke; Peacock blue knit pile A-line skirt; floor length. B. Bolero jacket; jewel neckline; long bishop sleeves; center front hook and eye closure; lined in light blue silk crepe.

Note from Sister Aloyse Hessburg: "Blue knit pile fabric by Borg Textile Group, a Wisconsin industry. They challenged the senior class in 1970 to create garments 'for a winter evening' using their fabric. Christee selected this fabric (at that time the most flexible of their line) and used the silk fabric bodice and lining of silk crepe. The fur closure hooks were the only available on short notice. (Industry would have had time to get correct size and color.) In a way - industry and Mount Mary College were promoting the possibility fo using Borg Textiles to the Wisconsin public."

Relation

Gown without jacket (Object ID #2010.11.01.a)

Creator

Wartman, Christee

Date

1970

Identifier

Object ID #2010.11.01.ab
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Rights

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

Wartman, Christee, “Two piece evening ensemble,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/2559.