Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (180 total)

  • Red wool double knit dress; long sleeves with two button cuffs; stand up collar; large patch pockets; some repairs.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Purchased at the auction of Lynn Fontanne's estate using funds from Mount Mary alumnae.
  • Green wool tweed suit. A. Jacket; notched collar; fitted waist through darts and princess seaming; single pocket flaps on chest, no pockets; straight set-in sleeves with turned-back cuffs and 3 buttons; half-belt in back; lined in white taffeta. B. Skirt; straight; straight waistband; size zipper closure; mid-calf length. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • B. Pink silk taffeta half-slip; white grosgrain ribbon waistband; center back zipper closure; knee length.

    Worn with dress (Object ID #1990.251.a), stole (Object ID #1990.251.c), and belt (Object ID #1990.251.d) to form four piece ensemble.
  • A. Pink silk shantung dress; overlaid with very heavy, elaborate, 3-dimensional cream cotton machine lace; bateau neckline; fitted bodice; sleeveless; natural waistline; gathered skirt; knee length. B. Pink silk taffeta half-slip; white grosgrain ribbon waistband; center back zipper closure; knee length. D. Pink silk shantung tie belt; 66 inches long.

    Worn with stole (Object ID #1990.251.c) to form four piece ensemble.
  • A. Pink silk shantung dress; overlaid with very heavy, elaborate, 3-dimensional cream cotton machine lace; bateau neckline; fitted bodice; sleeveless; natural waistline; gathered skirt; knee length. B. Pink silk taffeta half-slip; white grosgrain ribbon waistband; center back zipper closure; knee length. C. Pink silk shantung stole; 17 inches by 63 inches. D. Pink silk shantung tie belt; 66 inches long.
  • A. Black and gold jersey sequined evening gown; fitted bodice covered in gold sequins; standing collar; long sleeves; zipper closure at back; long gathered skirt; sequins at hemline; variation of a "Mermaid" gown. B. Black satin belt.
  • Gold sequined silk jersey evening gown; sheath silhouette; high neckline; long straight sleeves with zippers at wrists; straight skirt; full evening length. Small hole under left armpit; "Mermaid" gown.
  • Pink sequined evening gown; empire style; standing collar; short sleeves; full evening length; attached wide pink satin belt under bust; "Mermaid", completely hand-sequined.
  • Pink sequined evening gown; empire style; standing collar; short sleeves; full evening length; attached wide pink satin belt under bust; "Mermaid", completely hand-sequined.
  • Brown silk chiffon sequined cocktail dress; sheath style; standing collar; natural waistline with attached sequin belt with bow at left side front; straight sleeves with zippers at hems; knee length; china silk lining; section of bead loss at lower right skirt; "Mermaid" gown.
  • B. Pink silk underdress; spaghetti straps; mid-calf length.

    Worn with Object ID #1975.53.a as an evening gown. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Light pink chiffon dress; surplice bodice; beaded fringe from sleeves, hipline, and hemline; gathered skirt; pale green satin cummerbund. B. Pink silk underdress; spaghetti straps; mid-calf length.

    Worn by donor, Mrs. Joseph Bonness, Sr., to 1953 convention in Washington, D.C. when husband was named President of Road Builders of America. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • 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.
  • Navy blue silk chiffon dance dress; blue satin bandeau ending in large bow at center front, slight thread pulls; draped and fitted midriff; seamless dolman sleeves fit over bandeau; satin straps are different shade of blue than chiffon and satin bandeau; keyhole closed by one covered button at center back; very full skirt over silk crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • B. Light pink silk underdress; fit and flare skirt; strapless; camisole bodice; full evening length. Worn with Object ID #1996.340.a as an evening gown. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Light pink silk chiffon evening gown; fit and flare; natural waistline; two belt loops; halter neckline with attached bias scarf; sleeveless; very full gathered skirt; full evening length. B. Light pink silk underdress; fit and flare skirt; strapless; camisole bodice; full evening length. This evening gown could be styled many ways. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Light pink silk chiffon evening gown; fit and flare; natural waistline; two belt loops; halter neckline with attached bias scarf; sleeveless; very full gathered skirt; full evening length. B. Light pink silk underdress; fit and flare skirt; strapless; camisole bodice; full evening length. This evening gown could be styled many ways. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Black wool A-line dress; jewel neckline; 7 very large rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes asymmetrical front closure; closure runs from right shoulder to left hemline; straight sleeves; knee length; lined with china silk; several rhinestones missing from buttons. B. Black wool belt.
  • White crepe blouse; convertible collar; center front opening, 3 white shell buttons and 2 snaps; bishop sleeves, 2 buttons at cuffs; lined in same fabric; hip length.

    Worn by Peg Bradley.
  • Light pink silk faille blouse; Peter Pan collar; center back zipper closure; straight sleeves with 1 button cuffs; banded bottom.
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