Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • Black, white, and beige striped silk chiffon ensemble. A. Blouse; high neckline with small standing collar; four snaps at collar; long sleeves ending in bound cuffs; sleeves gathered at shoulder cap; flared and gathered peplum; large ruffle from left shoulder down and incorporated into peplum; hand-rolled hems on fly-away ruffle; two snap closures at left waist. B. Harem pants; band at waist; two snaps and zipper closure at center back; voluminous pant legs end in tight cuffs at ankles with each cuff closed with two snaps. C. Belt; middle part of belt lined with solid taupe fabric under silk, and black on the back; unbacked ties at either end; chiffon at middle of belt is gathered. D. Light taupe silk charmeuse teddy; bias-cut; V-neckline; spaghetti straps; gathering at bust; small inverted triangular cut-out just below center bust; seams down center back and center front; very short inseam. Accompanied by original sketch of garment (Object ID #2024.02.02).

    Designed and built by the Fashion Design student as a couture project in 1981 at Mount Mary College. Val recalls being mentored by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker (especially in fitting). The fabric was purchased from Kovack Fabrics in downtown Milwaukee where she worked for numerous years.
  • Red and black plaid plain weave mohair jacket; checks are two inches square; jewel neckline; cardigan style; single-breasted but with two horizontal rows of three buttons each; buttons are large black plastic; flap pockets on hips; long set-in sleeves; all edges finished in black binding; hip length; lined in red/black check silk, could be reversible.

    Worn by donor, Cynthia Lee Jenner.
  • Red and black plaid plain weave mohair jacket; checks are two inches square; jewel neckline; cardigan style; single-breasted but with two horizontal rows of three buttons each; buttons are large black plastic; flap pockets on hips; long set-in sleeves; all edges finished in black binding; hip length; lined in red/black check silk, could be reversible.

    Worn by donor, Cynthia Lee Jenner.
  • Gray and black fit and flare dress; bodice of gray wool flannel; contrasting black braid creates corset styling; center front zipper closure; 3 small self-covered black silk buttons on each side of zipper; scoop neckline; long straight sleeves with mock cuffs; empire waistline; black silk skirt gathered to waistline; knee length.
  • Black lace blouse; jewel neckline; long set-in sleeves; center back neck zipper closure; nude china silk lining; hip length.

    Worn by donor, Cyma Rubin.
  • Black silk satin jacket; narrow printed gold vertical stripe; quilted with gold thread in vertical stripes; funnel neckline; long set-in sleeves, turned-back cuffs with gold lamé lining; triple columns of buttons on front; single welt front pockets; lined in gold lamé fabric with horizontal stripes of black and gold; lower hip length.

    Worn by donor, Cyma Rubin.
  • A. Black satin oversized pullover blouse; standing collar; slit at the neckline; short kimono sleeves with turned-back cuffs lined in emerald green silk satin; slits at sides; not lined; hip length. B. Black silk satin wrap-around skirt; contour waistband; two large emerald green silk satin buttons in front waistline; tucks in front; hem bound with bias strips; short length.

    Worn by donor, Cyma Rubin.
  • A. Tan floral crepe shift dress; printed pastel blue, pink, and orange flowers; mid-calf length; black jewel neckline; very short kimono sleeves; black and lime green trim at sleeve hems; bottom is pink quilted with 3D pink and purple flowers; black strip of fabric dividing upper and lower fabrics; strip of orange velvet in middle of quilted fabric; hemline finished and lined with pale lime green strip of fabric. B. Black crepe sash; 48 inches long; pink stitching; pale green trim; rounded edges.
  • Black silk broadcloth fit and flare dress; keyhole neckline, banded; slit below neckline; natural waistline; sleeveless; skirt has inverted box pleats at center front and side fronts; mid-calf length.
  • A. Black crepe dress; black and silver pinstriped crepe shawl collar; set on the bias; two patch pockets at bust with black and silver pinstriped flaps; center front placket button front; straight sleeves with two buttons at hems; straight skirt; knee length. B. Black and silver pinstriped crepe scarf.
  • A. Black and white print crepe cocktail dress; bubble dress; plunging neckline; natural waistline; long fitted sleeves; gathered split skirt; skirt, sleeve cuffs, and neckline edged and faced with black and white grosgrain; black and white grosgrain modesty piece; underlined with organza; above the knee length. B. Black and white grosgrain belt; hooks in front.
  • A. Black and white print crepe cocktail dress; bubble dress; plunging neckline; natural waistline; long fitted sleeves; gathered split skirt; skirt, sleeve cuffs, and neckline edged and faced with black and white grosgrain; black and white grosgrain modesty piece; underlined with organza; above the knee length. B. Black and white grosgrain belt; hooks in front.
  • Black crepe dress; jewel collar; long one-piece sleeves gathered at wrists; front is one piece with contour darts; back buttons to waist; modified princess seams in bodice; four pleats over derrière; knee length; lined in black silk crepe.
  • 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.
  • 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. B. Black floral lace evening jacket with stitched tape lace design in red, green, lavender, and white; fitted; peplum effect; scoop neckline; long straight sleeves; scalloped hem on sleeves and peplum.
  • A. Black worsted wool blouse; jewel neckline with 1.5 inch band; princess seaming ends with mock button closure and flared hem; 6 covered button and bound buttonhole center back closure; long sleeves; lined with china silk. B. Black worsted wool skirt; straight silhouette; double front trouser pleats; knee length; lined with china silk.
  • Tan wool A-line dress; scoop neckline; sleeveless; 6 inch wide black satin bias band across bustline; 2 vertical single welt pockets at hipline; one 5 inch deep inverted box pleat off-center on skirt; knee length; underlined.
  • Black and purple striped silk crepe dress; chemise style; shirt collar with rounded points; center buttoned placket with 5 black buttons; smocking; shirt sleeves with narrow one button cuffs.
  • A. Black knit dress with pink, brown, and white paisley print; standing collar; softly gathered bodice; long sleeves with three button cuffs; box pleated skirt, top-stitched. B. Black knit tie belt with pink, brown, and white paisley print.
  • Beige with black print silk crepe ensemble. A. Blouse; loose-fitting, tucks into skirt; high neckline with binding, tied at center front; 5 inch front neckline opening; bishop sleeves with 1 inch cuffs; shirttail bottom. B. Straight skirt with black print; back zipper closure; gathered onto waistband; unpressed pleats in front; lined; knee length. C. Scarf; triangular shape; rolled hem.

    See Blouse and skirt (Object ID #2000.444.ab) for 360° view of ensemble.
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