Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (50 total)

  • 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.
  • Ivory silk twill fit and flare dress; natural waistline; large ruffled collar continues down to waistline; long straight sleeves with cuffs; double belt criss-crosses at center front and secures in back with covered snaps; gathered skirt; mid-calf length; underlined with silk organiza.
  • 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.
  • Ivory crepe gown; jewel neckline; long set-in sleeves; seam across chest; U-shaped pieces at neck and hem of skirt front; back zipper closure; lined in white acetate; couture techniques.

    Made by an unknown student in Sister Aloyse Hessburg's class.
  • Black and ivory plisse evening gown; fit and flare; v-shaped neckline; bishop sleeves, cut on the bias, elastic cuff; natural waistline; center back zipper closure; bodice cut on the bias; gathered skirt; full length; missing belt. Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner.
  • A. Ivory silk crepe tailored blouse; shirt collar; 4 button (missing)/hand-worked buttonhole center front closure; vertical tucks; straight sleeves with French cuffs. B. Black silk crepe skirt; knife pleats; 2 inch wide waistband; full length; silk crepe lining. C. Black satin-covered belt; 3 inches wide. D. Black satin neck bow.
  • Ivory wool jacket; tunic length; short sleeves; princess seaming; hidden 4 button front closure; unusual front pockets with center opening as part of princess seaming; triple top-stitched trim in numerous locations.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • B. Ivory wool jersey overblouse; bias cut; cowl neckline, high; five silver button/bound buttonhole center back closure. C. Gray wool double cloth A-line skirt; grosgrain waistband.

    Worn with coat (Object ID #1997.272.A) to form three piece ensemble.
  • C. Ivory silk shantung suit skirt; inverted pleats; hung on silk camisole top; knee length.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1996.272.a) and blouse (Object ID #1996.272.b) to form three piece ensemble.
  • A. Gray wool double cloth coat; Princess style; notched collar of ivory double cloth; one button center front closure; seams worked so that thin strip of ivory shows through; straight sleeves; flared skirt; knee length. B. Ivory wool jersey overblouse; bias cut; cowl neckline, high; five silver button/bound buttonhole center back closure. C. Gray wool double cloth A-line skirt; grosgrain waistband.
  • A. Gray wool flannel A-line jumper; jewel neckline; 4 covered button/bound buttonhole closures at each shoulder seam; sleeveless; cut on bias; straight skirt; mid-calf length. 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. C. Gray wool flannel tie belt; 1.5 inches wide. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Black brushed silk overdress; 3/4 length sleeves; ivory organza cuffs; empire bodice; open at back with deep V; black satin bow with streamers; uneven hemline; small hole in front skirt. 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. 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
  • A. Ivory silk shantung suit jacket; cardigan style; notched collar of red and ivory check; long straight sleeves; 2 single welt pockets. B. Red and ivory check bias blouse; roll collar of ivory bias silk; sleeveless; side zipper closure. C. Ivory silk shantung suit skirt; inverted pleats; hung on silk camisole top; knee length.
  • B. Gray wool dirndl skirt; 2.5 inch wide waistband; knee length. C. Ivory crepe blouse; standing collar; sleeveless.

    Worn with coat (Object ID #1995.131.a) and belt (Object ID #1995.131.d).
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