Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (37 total)

  • B. Black brushed silk underdress; back is brushed silk, front is taffeta; sleeveless taffeta bodice. C. Ivory organza blouse; worn backwards to fill in "V" of overdress; ruffled neckline and sleeve cuffs; snap and hook and eye closures.

    Worn with overdress (Object ID #1983.193.a) to form three piece ensemble. Ensemble was worn with cape (Object ID #1983.212).

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Made by Lynn Fontanne using a Jacques Griffe Vogue pattern, which she reworked to give the overdress a deep V back. The ensemble was originally worn with a white ruffled dickey. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • C. Ivory organza blouse; worn backwards to fill in "V" of overdress; ruffled neckline and sleeve cuffs; snap and hook and eye closures.

    Worn with overdress (Object ID #1983.193.a) and underdress (Object ID #1983.193.b) to form three piece ensemble. Ensemble was worn with cape (Object ID #1983.212).

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Made by Lynn Fontanne using a Jacques Griffe Vogue pattern, which she reworked to give the overdress a deep V back. The ensemble was originally worn with a white ruffled dickey. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • B. Ivory batiste tailored blouse; double Pan collar with bias binding; balloon sleeves, very full with 5 pearl button/hand-worked buttonhole closures at cuffs.

    Worn with jumper (Object ID #1997.438.a) and belt (Object ID #1997.438.c) to form three piece ensemble. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Ivory organza cape; 5 tiered; short; Peter Pan collar; 5 black jet faceted button and hand-worked buttonhole double-breasted center front closure.

    In this image, the cape is styled over a black silk crinkle chiffon evening dress, Object ID #1997.416. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Ivory wool A-line coat; collarless with yoke extension forming neck tie; one-piece sleeve with shoulder dart to shape; front yoke cut in one with sleeve; concealed front button closure; two diagonal welt pockets at front hip; fully lined with silk crepe.
  • Ivory striped wool plain weave short coat; stripes are brown and dark yellow; jewel neck; center front opening with 3 large bone buttons and bound buttonholes; three-quarter length set-in padded sleeves; side seams open from waist; attached self-fabric belt that ties in back; lined in ivory silk crepe. Worn with dress (Object ID #2004.03.395.A) to form ensemble.
  • Ivory wool theater coat; shawl collar; two large button and loop closures at center front; long sleeves, gathered at shoulders; lace and soutache trim at sleeve hems; soutache trim on collar and along princess seams at front and back; satin lining; mid-calf length. Part of a theater suit with dress (Object ID #2022.05.01.a).

    This suit is an exact reproduction of a 1908 theater suit in the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The donor made this replica as her senior project in Fashion Design at Mount Mary College in 1974.
  • Ivory striped wool plain weave short coat; stripes are brown and dark yellow; jewel neck; center front opening with 3 large bone buttons and bound buttonholes; three-quarter length set-in padded sleeves; side seams open from waist; attached self-fabric belt that ties in back; lined in ivory silk crepe. Worn with Dress, Object ID #2004.03.395.A, to form ensemble.
  • Ivory silk crepe day dress; coat style; wide Peter Pan collar; bodice diagonally pleated back and front; long set-in pleated sleeves with cuffs; 6 silver button closure down front; pleated skirt; attached self-fabric braided belt; knee length.

    The belt is hooked onto itself.
  • Ivory faille wedding gown; neck yoke buttoned with covered ball and loops at front; no waist definition; large sleeves with wide cuffs with covered ball and loops; trained; couture techniques.
  • Ivory faille wedding gown; neck yoke buttoned with covered ball and loops at front; no waist definition; large sleeves with wide cuffs with covered ball and loops; trained; couture techniques.
  • Ivory faille wedding gown; neck yoke buttoned with covered ball and loops at front; no waist definition; large sleeves with wide cuffs with covered ball and loops; trained; couture techniques.
  • A. Ivory wool crepe dress; A-line; deep V-neckline; four main dress pieces are all bias cut; long tight sleeves with zippers at wrists; fully lined. B. Beige chiffon dickey with hand-applied gold sequins.
  • Ivory wool plain weave dress; scoop neck; neck band; three-quarter length kimono sleeves; seam at waist; straight skirt with darts and horizontal tucks on the princess line; center front seams; center back zipper; backed in ivory silk crepe. Worn with coat (Object ID #2004.03.395.B) to form ensemble.
  • Ivory floral print silk dress; print is sprays of pink cut panne velvet flowers; open notched collar; 3/4 length cuffed sleeves; cummerbund waistline; very full skirt with tiny pleats at waistline. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Ivory wool dress; sweetheart neckline; ivory tulle illusion panel with lace detailing covers bosom to standing collar; similar illusion panel at back; center back hook and eye closures; short wool sleeves, gathered at shoulders; long tulle undersleeves with lace detailing; full length skirt; soutache braid trim all over bodice and down center front and back of skirt; slightly trained; cotton lining. Part of a theater suit with coat (Object ID #2022.05.01.b).

    This suit is an exact reproduction of a 1908 theater suit in the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The donor made this replica as her senior project in Fashion Design at Mount Mary College in 1974.
  • Ivory silk crepe day dress; coat style; wide Peter Pan collar; bodice diagonally pleated back and front; long set-in pleated sleeves with cuffs; 6 silver button closure down front; pleated skirt; attached self-fabric braided belt; knee length.
  • A. Ivory silk shantung cocktail dress; cut velvet "cloverleaf" pattern; A-line; jewel neckline; straight sleeves with 2 button closure; deep double inverted pleats at right side front only; above the knee length. C. Self-fabric sash.

    Note: this image shows only two pieces of a three piece ensemble, the dress (Object ID #1989.45.a) and the sash (Object ID #1989.45.c). The vest (Object ID #1989.45.b) is part of "Dress and vest" linked below.
  • A. Ivory silk shantung cocktail dress; cut velvet "cloverleaf" pattern; A-line; jewel neckline; straight sleeves with 2 button closure; deep double inverted pleats at right side front only; above the knee length. B. Ivory silk shantung vest; cut velvet "cloverleaf" pattern; bolero length; heavily beaded border.

    Note: this image shows only two pieces of a three piece ensemble, the dress (Object ID #1989.45.a) and the vest (Object ID #1989.45.b). The sash (Object ID #1989.45.c) is part of "Dress and sash" linked below.
  • Ivory satin evening gown; design of cut velvet flowers; sleeveless; mandarin collar. Performance evening gown worn by Hildegarde.
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