Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (35 total)

  • Black silk chiffon blouse; band collar, straight sleeves on the bias, double hook and eye closure at the left side front. Bodice is lined with silk crepe, attached by hand and double overcast. Tiny French seams, hand rolled hems. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk chiffon blouse; band collar, straight sleeves on the bias, double hook and eye closure at the left side front. Bodice is lined with silk crepe, attached by hand and double overcast. Tiny French seams, hand rolled hems. Worn by Valentina.
  • Off-white silk crinkle chiffon blouse printed with a very loose, sketchy, linear print of flowers and butterflies throughout; jewel neckline, short cap sleeves are cut in one with the bodice, peek-a-boo waist with bias binding and attached bias string tie, self-fabric second layer over bustline, open at center front, waist darts. French seams and hand finishing. Worn by Valentina.
  • Natural straw Breton hat; white synthetic chiffon hatband; hat pin with glass ball.
  • Dark blue sheer chiffon cape; fabric is gathered into a neckline with a bias tie at center front, large hood can also be worn as a double capelet, knee length. Unlined. Worn by Valentina.
  • Dark blue sheer chiffon cape; fabric is gathered into a neckline with a bias tie at center front, large hood can also be worn as a double capelet, knee length. Unlined. Worn by Valentina.
  • Evening ensemble. A. Halter-top blouse of coral chiffon covered in clear iridescent sequins; deep V surplice neckline, separate midriff yoke hooks in back, sleeveless, lavender trim. B. Coral and lavender chiffon skirt; vertical flounces of alternating colors, slit to the upper thigh at center left, upper skirt is lined, straight waistband, ankle length.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 2005.
  • Black silk chiffon fit and flare cocktail dress; band collar with attached tie that pleats into the neckline, underlined with silk crepe. Bodice has halter effect, very bare in back. Dolman sleeves, bias ties stitched down at back waistline, then released. Natural waist dips at center back, gathered skirt, knee length, underlined with silk crepe. Worn by Valentina.
  • A. Coral silk chiffon dress; jewel neckline; bodice darts; short sleeves; short tie at back neck; side zipper closure; waistline seam; flared skirt; skirt is 3 layers: 2 coral chiffon and 1 white chiffon; knee length. B. Pink velvet belt. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Pink chiffon dress with clusters of pink sequins; high square neckline edged with parallel rows of sequins; 3/4 length sleeves; straight silhouette; center back zipper closure; knee length; lined in pink crepe; no label.
  • Black silk chiffon evening gown; large scale metallic gold floral brocade pattern; A-line; jewel neckline with petal ruffle; bishop sleeves with petal ruffle at wrist; A-line skirt; full evening length; lined with black chiffon.
  • Heavy beige lace over white satin back crepe and white chiffon evening gown; strapless; wide band of lined white-beige mutation mink around top; long, straight, very slim skirt; concealed center back zipper with hook, eye, and snap closure; attached off-white boned inner bodice. Made exclusively for L. S. Ayres & Co., Indianapolis.
  • Black chiffon evening gown; sweetheart neckline; lace bodice with pink underneath; padded puff sleeves; padded bustline; full skirt; side zipper closure; stiff along hemline; crepe underskirt is weighted. Purchased 2/29/1940. Worn by Hildegarde. This gown was custom-made for Hildegarde at Bergdorf-Goodman
  • Black lace evening gown; lace over black chiffon and beige crepe; flowing lace sleeves; attached chiffon neck scarf. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Off-white crepe and chiffon evening gown; plunging neckline; orange, turquoise, and silver beading along neckline and straps, coming to bow at front; smocking at shoulder straps and midriff; padded bust-line; low back with beaded braid following around; back zipper closure; skirt flares from right below midriff, gathered at bow; full skirt, lined in satin-back crepe. Worn with slip. Purchased in 1942. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black crepe and chiffon evening gown; four inch wide bias strips of sequins on bodice and one sleeve; rounded neckline; sleeves and top are one piece with gussets under arm; one sleeve is sheer black chiffon; seven small covered button closures at each wrist; eleven covered button closures at center back; slightly padded bustline; black crepe skirt; side train with skirt gathered at side seams to form large scallop; brownish pink lining shows through chiffon between sequin strips. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Reproduction of Valentina white evening gown worn by Lynn Fontanne (Object ID #1983.185); white chiffon; low V-neckline; full, long bishop sleeves; attached waist ties wrap around the midriff; very large gored skirt; ankle length; lined.

    This was made for an exhibition. The maker Pam Rehberg was a professor of theatrical costume at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Black 4-ply silk crepe and chiffon evening gown; deep V-neckline in front; sleeveless; A-line silhouette in crepe; black silk chiffon capelet extends from front neckline to back, hanging freely to knees in back; shoulders lined in beige soufflé; center back zipper closure; ankle length.

    This gown was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • Sheer red printed silk chiffon bandeau bra. Large floral design in yellow, green, blue, and white; Edged with red satin ribbon; Unlined.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 1998.
  • Black spaghetti strap evening gown with bust shirring. Empire waist. Ruffle at knee and hem, back zipper closure, lined in black taffeta. Ankle length. Paired with red organza jacket with embroidered dots. Ruffle neck, opening, and hem. Three-quarter length sleeves, ruffle hem.
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