Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (31 total)

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

    This dress is attributed to Hattie Carnegie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brown and beige lace dress; scoop neckline, very wide; narrow straps; long fitted sleeves; straight skirt.
  • 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 floral lace evening dress with stitched tape lace design in red, green, lavender, and white; contrast lavender bodice; fit and flare; scoop neckline; cap sleeves; natural waistline; scalloped hem.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1998.35.b) to form two piece ensemble.
  • 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.
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