Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (22 total)

  • Dusty pink lace dress; jewel neckline; cap sleeves; shirred midriff; very full skirt.

    This dress is attributed to Hattie Carnegie.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Navy blue lace cocktail dress, low scalloped neckline; cap sleeves; fitted waistline with tucks; center back zipper; sheath style straight slim skirt; scalloped hemline; large triple pouffed navy silk taffeta bow attached to cummerbund; attached beige nylon and navy blue chiffon slip, lingerie straps; knee length skirt.
  • A. White Irish linen and lace cocktail dress; graduated-size horizontal bands of lace; low square neckline; wide lace shoulder straps with crochet drop bobbles; eighteen 1/2" inch center back zipper; slim fitted silhouette; beige silk bands stitched under center front and back seams. B. Beige silk camisole; V-neckline; lingerie straps; intricate stitching around bust; center back zipper.
  • 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.
  • Brown and beige lace dress; scoop neckline, very wide; narrow straps; long fitted sleeves; straight skirt.
  • Lace gown; bodice of gold lame lace, purple crinkled taffeta straps, bow at center front under bodice, empire waistline, skirt of brown floral lace with green and orange flower clusters, slim skirt has princess seaming and short train in back, invisible zipper at center back.

    This item is from Fall/Winter 1995-1996.
  • Silver lamé evening gown; plunging V-neckline; heavily padded shoulders; batwing sleeves, zippers at wrists; three open-ended darts at bustline; empire waistline with red beaded lace over cream netting, same trim on lower sleeves; center back zipper closure; inverted box pleat from waistline down; skirt slit below knee; rounded off hemline; front skirt has short overskirt with rounded edge; back skirt has godet at center back for flare, forming a train. Performance gown worn by Hildegarde.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • White horsehair braid and lace picture hat; small rounded crown; six inch wide brim; small silk roses form hatband; no lining or headsize band.
  • Natural tan straw picture hat; large-brimmed; top decorated with white lace appliqués; pale yellow taffeta ribbon hatband; rounded crown; pale yellow headsize band.
  • 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.
  • Brown lace blouse; over-stitched gray ribbon, standing collar, short set-in sleeves, button and loop closures at the back neck. Part of ensemble with skirt (Object ID #2013.04.17.A) and jacket (Object ID #2013.04.17.B).

    Zandra Rhodes II is the clothing line, by designer Zandra Lindsey Rhodes.

    This item is from Fall/Winter 1990-1991.
  • Black lace evening gown; lace over black chiffon and beige crepe; flowing lace sleeves; attached chiffon neck scarf. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • White linen muslin handkerchief with Hildegarde's signature embroidered in pink thread; eleven inches square. Owned by Hildegarde.
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