Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (29 total)

  • A. Black silk organza and lace cocktail dress; sweetheart neckline; sleeveless; contour darts at waist; center back zipper closure; lace at bodice center front over shoulders to waist to mid-skirt; organza horizontally tucked to mid-skirt, untucked below lace at mid-skirt; lined in tan ninon; ballerina length. B. Beige silk taffeta slip; spaghetti straps; boned; center back zipper closure; ballerina length.
  • A. Black silk organza and lace cocktail dress; sweetheart neckline; sleeveless; contour darts at waist; center back zipper closure; lace at bodice center front over shoulders to waist to mid-skirt; organza horizontally tucked to mid-skirt, untucked below lace at mid-skirt; lined in tan ninon; ballerina length. B. Beige silk taffeta slip; spaghetti straps; boned; center back zipper closure; ballerina length.
  • A. Black lace over satin cocktail dress; sheath; bateau neckline; batwing sleeves with gussets; camisole-type underbodice; natural waistline; A-line skirt with two tiered bustle back; knee length. B. Black lace-covered belt with flat bow.
  • White lace Chanel style jacket; jewel neckline; hidden snap center front closure with 5 black braid buttons; long straight sleeves with 2 braid buttons at cuffs; 2 mock pockets with flap/button at bust; 2 single welt pockets with flap/button at hip; scalloped lace edging on all edges and pocket flaps.
  • Black crepe sheath dress; 3 inch wide lace collar; collar attached to dress by ribbon; long gathered sleeves with lace cuffs; invisible zipper closure; shoulder pads; unlined; five inch lace hem; knee length; lace is machine-sewn in flower pattern.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail dress; scalloped front yoke of black Chantilly lace; jewel neckline bound with bias crepe; bow at neckline and at yoke ending; long tight sleeves with lace tape, carrying through yoke design; full accordian pleated skirt falling from natural waistline; slim underlining. Worn with black crepe scarf (Object ID #1987.103.b).

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail dress; scalloped front yoke of black Chantilly lace; jewel neckline bound with bias crepe; bow at neckline and at yoke ending; long tight sleeves with lace tape, carrying through yoke design; full accordian pleated skirt falling from natural waistline; slim underlining. B. Black crepe scarf.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • Black lace evening gown; square neckline; large 3/4 length silk taffeta puff sleeves; side zipper closure; columnar silhouette to ankle; backed in black silk organza.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • Brown and beige lace dress; scoop neckline, very wide; narrow straps; long fitted sleeves; straight skirt.
  • Black lace-like cocktail dress; modern version of lace in irregular geometrics in both cotton-like fiber and shiny synthetic; motifs are diamond within square, cirle within square, and square within square; lined in beige silk shantung; U-shaped low neckline; small cap kimono sleeves; fitted bodice with high waistline at front; flared skirt on bias in front, A-line skirt on grain in back; has center back long zipper; natural waistline at back; knee length.
  • 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 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.
  • A. Beige wool jersey dinner dress; fit and flare; natural waistline; standing collar; straight sleeves; princess seaming off front and back shoulder seams; gored skirt; Alencon lace over silk organza base; horsehair facing at hemline; tea length. B. Beige wool jersey belt; shaped; 1 inch wide. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Blush pink floral print silk shantung evening dress; black Alencon lace bodice and sleeves; natural waistline; scoop neckline; 3/4 length straight sleeves; gathered skirt; full evening length; skirt printed with roses; red silk satin cummerbund with bow in back; small covered buttons down back; underlined with silk organza. B. Blush pink silk slip; strapless. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Black lace overblouse; band collar with ruffle; bell sleeves with scalloped caps; cuffs embellished with flat black sequins; sequins also hand-applied to front of blouse.

    Donor Rosemary Wachowiak was Frank Olive's sister.
  • Natural tan straw picture hat; large-brimmed; top decorated with white lace appliqués; pale yellow taffeta ribbon hatband; rounded crown; pale yellow headsize band.
  • White horsehair braid and lace picture hat; small rounded crown; six inch wide brim; small silk roses form hatband; no lining or headsize band.
  • Off-white silk crepe and lace handkerchief; twenty-four inches square with 4.5 inch wide lace border. Owned by Hildegarde.
  • Black chiffon and lace handkerchief; center is chiffon (12 inch square); 6.5 inch lace borders; 25 inch square. Probably used by Hildegarde in performance.
  • White linen muslin handkerchief with Hildegarde's signature embroidered in pink thread; eleven inches square. Owned by Hildegarde.
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