Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (38 total)

  • Mustard yellow, gray, and white abstract warp print silk taffeta ensemble. A. Cocktail dress; halter neckline; standing collar; sleeveless with cut-back armhole; fitted bodice with bust and waist darts; covered button closure at back neck; back of bodice is cut-out to 2 inches above waistline seam; flared skirt; short length; couture techniques. B. Belt; wide with large bow; 4 hook and eye closures.

    Created by the designer, Karen Claffey, during her junior year at Mount Mary College in 1969.
  • Mustard yellow, gray, and white abstract warp print silk taffeta ensemble. A. Cocktail dress; halter neckline; standing collar; sleeveless with cut-back armhole; fitted bodice with bust and waist darts; covered button closure at back neck; back of bodice is cut-out to 2 inches above waistline seam; flared skirt; short length; couture techniques.

    Worn with belt (Object ID #2012.07.01.b).

    Created by the designer, Karen Claffey, during her junior year at Mount Mary College in 1969.
  • Black silk taffeta cocktail dress; slim sheath silhouette; strapless; center back zipper closure; boned bodice; natural waistline; five inch wide band of self-fabric pleating cascading down front and ending at hemline in a narrower band of pleating.
  • Long off-white silk organdy evening gown with floral embroidery in shades of yellow-gold, bronze, and off-white; fitted strapless bodice with boned inner constructed bodice; empire style folded yellow-gold silk taffeta attached belt, ending in long and wide shaped floats at top of center back zipper; floats can be worn as train or tied as sash; shorter straight front, longer and fuller back; two attached slips are hand-overcast.
  • Long off-white silk organdy evening gown with floral embroidery in shades of yellow-gold, bronze, and off-white. Empire style folded yellow-gold silk taffeta attached belt, ending in long and wide shaped floats at top of center back zipper; floats can be worn as train or tied as sash.
  • Pale pink silk taffeta cocktail dress; warp print with scattered dark pink rosebuds and green leaves; rounded neckline with bias banding; twenty inch long center back zipper with hand-overcasting; cap sleeves with shirring and gussets; french dart; drop waistline with attached self-fabric cummerbund; full gathered ballerina length skirt.
  • Black silk taffeta shrug; in shape of tube; one end gathered with ruffle, other end is a slit; darts at neck; self-lined.

    This shrug was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • Olive green silk taffeta ensemble with white and khaki colored polka dots. A. Blouse; standing collar; open at front with only double ties at bust; high cut armscyes; sleeveless; lined in green satin; ends at high hip. B. Skirt; hip yoke; gathers placed on top of yoke; ankle length; short zippers on either hip. C. Bandeau top; circle of fabric. D. Belt; made of bias tubing.
  • Olive green silk taffeta ensemble with white and khaki colored polka dots. B. Skirt; hip yoke; gathers placed on top of yoke; ankle length; short zippers on either hip. D. Belt; made of bias tubing.
  • Olive green silk taffeta ensemble with white and khaki colored polka dots. C. Bandeau top; circle of fabric.
  • Olive green silk taffeta ensemble with white and khaki colored polka dots. C. Bandeau top; circle of fabric.
  • Blue floral warp print taffeta shawl; rectangular; pointed ends; self-lined; 82 inches long.
  • Aqua, gray, and off-white plaid silk taffeta evening cape; large scale print; gathered at neck with ruffle; unlined; ankle length.

    This cape was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • Aqua, gray, and off-white plaid silk taffeta evening cape; large scale print; gathered at neck with ruffle; unlined; ankle length.

    This cape was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • Yellow silk taffeta helmet hat; fits close to head; exaggerated ruff extends down back; padded with tulle; lining has been cut away; white netting has been slit.
  • A. Red silk taffeta evening gown with silk-screened palmetto frond design; motifs outlined in black beads on bodice; large circles on stem separated by 4 leaves on front skirt; square neckline; short sleeves; empire waistline; A-line skirt has inverted box pleat at center front, 2 pleats at back; black satin ribbon attached at waistline; center back zipper closure; internal corset; lined in red rayon.

    Goes with stole (Object ID #2003.03.11.b) and coat (Object ID #2003.03.11.c) to form three piece set.

    Worn by donor Aileen Ryan. The fabric was designed by Sister Mary Remy Revor based on a historic Milwaukee design. The ensemble was created on designer Rosalie Macrini's receipt of an award from Mount Mary College in the mid-1960s.

    This ensemble was the first official donation to Mount Mary's Historic Costume Collection (now the Fashion Archive).
  • A. Red silk taffeta evening gown with silk-screened palmetto frond design; motifs outlined in black beads on bodice; large circles on stem separated by 4 leaves on front skirt; square neckline; short sleeves; empire waistline; A-line skirt has inverted box pleat at center front, 2 pleats at back; black satin ribbon attached at waistline; center back zipper closure; internal corset; lined in red rayon. C. Black silk evening coat; brown fur cuffs; red silk taffeta lining is made of the dress fabric; no closures; label: "Rosalie Macrini"; mid-calf length.

    Goes with stole (Object ID #2003.03.11.b) to form three piece set.

    Worn by donor Aileen Ryan. The fabric was designed by Sister Mary Remy Revor based on a historic Milwaukee design. The ensemble was created on designer Rosalie Macrini's receipt of an award from Mount Mary College in the mid-1960s.

    This ensemble was the first official donation to Mount Mary's Historic Costume Collection (now the Fashion Archive).
  • A. Red silk taffeta evening gown with silk-screened palmetto frond design; motifs outlined in black beads on bodice; large circles on stem separated by 4 leaves on front skirt; square neckline; short sleeves; empire waistline; A-line skirt has inverted box pleat at center front, 2 pleats at back; black satin ribbon attached at waistline; center back zipper closure; internal corset; lined in red rayon. Worn with stole (2003.03.11.b) and coat (2003.03.11.c) to form a three piece ensemble.

    Worn by donor Aileen Ryan. The fabric was designed by Sister Mary Remy Revor based on a historic Milwaukee design. The ensemble was created on designer Rosalie Macrini's receipt of an award from Mount Mary College in the mid-1960s.

    This ensemble was the first official donation to Mount Mary's Historic Costume Collection (now the Fashion Archive).
  • B. Red silk taffeta evening shawl with silk-screened palmetto frond design; 58 inches long; oval shape; lined in black satin; buttonhole, missing button.

    Goes with dress (Object ID #2003.03.11.a) and coat (Object ID #2003.03.11.c) to form three piece set.

    Worn by donor Aileen Ryan. The fabric was designed by Sister Mary Remy Revor based on a historic Milwaukee design. The ensemble was created on designer Rosalie Macrini's receipt of an award from Mount Mary College in the mid-1960s.

    This ensemble was the first official donation to Mount Mary's Historic Costume Collection (now the Fashion Archive).
  • C. Black silk evening coat; brown fur cuffs; red silk taffeta lining is made of the dress fabric; no closures; label: "Rosalie Macrini"; mid-calf length. Worn with dress (2003.03.11.a) and stole (2003.03.11.b) to form a three piece ensemble.

    Worn by donor Aileen Ryan. The fabric was designed by Sister Mary Remy Revor based on a historic Milwaukee design. The ensemble was created on designer Rosalie Macrini's receipt of an award from Mount Mary College in the mid-1960s.

    This ensemble was the first official donation to Mount Mary's Historic Costume Collection (now the Fashion Archive).
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