Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (38 total)

  • Medium pink silk cloqué evening cape; quilted fabric; all-over swirling pattern; lined in pink silk taffeta; openings for arms; dips in slight "V" at center back; small train; soiled at back hem; fading throughout. Designer unknown.
  • 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.
  • Black silk taffeta coat; large notched collar; rabbit fur back collar; double-breasted with large black plastic buttons; slightly padded shoulders; long, raglan sleeves; back has an inverted pleat; thigh length; lined in wool crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Multicolored silk taffeta coat; screen-printed in geometric motifs with large areas of light blue; large green diamond shape at front waist; on chest is floral motif in dark blue within pink purple octagon; jewel neckline; center front opening; long set-in sleeves; below knee length; lined in yellow taffeta. B. Self-fabric belt; 2 hook and bar closures.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A. Multicolored silk taffeta coat; screen-printed in geometric motifs with large areas of light blue; large green diamond shape at front waist; on chest is floral motif in dark blue within pink purple octagon; jewel neckline; center front opening; long set-in sleeves; below knee length; lined in yellow taffeta.

    Worn with belt (Object ID #2009.11.55.b)

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • A. Dark blue silk crepe dress; jewel neckline; long set-in sleeves with wide cuffs of black ottoman; padded shoulders; zipper closure at back neck; black ottoman midriff; side zipper closure; straight silhouette to knee. B. Dark blue silk taffeta coat; quilted in horizontal rows; jewel neckline; long set-in sleeves; padded shoulders; black ottoman panel down center front; snap closures at center front; black ottoman midriff; knee length.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • Black silk taffeta coat; large notched collar; rabbit fur back collar; double-breasted with large black plastic buttons; slightly padded shoulders; long, raglan sleeves; back has an inverted pleat; thigh length; lined in wool crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Black silk taffeta coat; large notched collar; rabbit fur back collar; double-breasted with large black plastic buttons; slightly padded shoulders; long, raglan sleeves; back has an inverted pleat; thigh length; lined in wool crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Black silk taffeta coat; large notched collar; rabbit fur back collar; double-breasted with large black plastic buttons; slightly padded shoulders; long, raglan sleeves; back has an inverted pleat; thigh length; lined in wool crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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. Maroon silk taffeta cocktail bubble skirt; three rows of ruffles at hem; contour waistband; side zipper closure; above the knee length.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2