Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (412 total)

  • Black double breasted coat with gathered peplum skirt, standing collar, and topstitched princess seams. Set-in sleeves with button detail noted.
  • Two-piece skirt suit with princess seamed topper jacket. Rolled collar, long set-in sleeves, and angled hemline noted. Pleated back panel resolves in button-on half belt. Center front button closure. Paired with knee length skirt, inverted pleat front and angular inserts at hip line. All lined. Size 8.
  • Black satin evening gown with sweetheart neckline, princess seams, and long set-in sleeves. Skirt gathered to bodice and hemmed with band of placed feathers. Center back zipper closure. Size 6.
  • Black knee-length dress with fitted tucks from empire waistline to high hip. Long set-in sleeves, round neckline, back zipper closure. Size 12.
  • Two-piece velvet pantsuit. Single breasted jacket with appliquéd and embroidered accents, corded edges, princess seams. Paired with velvet straight leg pants, also corded at hem and yoke.
  • Black bodice with round yoke neckline, button front closure. Tapered sleeves with inverted pleat at shoulder line. Paired with gathered orange pencil skirt, side zipper closure.

    The date given (ca. 1990-1995) is for the skirt.
  • Black v-neck wrap dress with set-in sleeves, detachable pink bow at hip secured with hooks and eyes. Knee length, princess seams.
  • Black v-neck wrap dress with set-in sleeves, detachable black velvet bow at hip secured with hooks and eyes. Knee length, princess seams.
  • Red and black knee-length, button front closure dress with standing collar and matching scarf. Long velvet cuffed sleeves, velvet belt with hook closure.
  • Black silk velvet evening bolero; V-shaped plunging neckline, one hook and eye closure at center front. Shaped hemline rises higher at center front, dipping at center back. Long Dolman sleeves with unusual pattern forming a gusset-like underarm seam. Unlined. Completely hand-finished with overcast seam. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk faille strapless evening gown; Natural waist; horizontal and vertical seaming, darts and boning in bodice; two turned back triangular pieces above bust have hand-appliquéd velvet leaves; Full length, flared skirt has pockets in seams at side center front. Completely hand-overcast and finished. Worn with evening bolero (Object ID #1995.335).
  • Pocket detail in front pleats, velvet appliqués at underside of bust flaps.
  • Black panne velvet evening cape; jewel neckline, one hook and eye closure at the neck, center back seam, shaping through the shoulders, midcalf length, unlined, unfinished. Seams turned in and double overcast by hand. Large tear near right shoulder, opening near hem on one side has been widened. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk tissue taffeta fit and flare cocktail dress; halter neckline with multiple pleats and intricate seaming through the bustline, two pieces of fabric off of the center back, natural waist dipping at the center back, flare skirt cut on the bias with small pleats, midcalf length. Completely hand over-cast and hand rolled hems. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk chiffon blouse; band collar, straight sleeves on the bias, double hook and eye closure at the left side front. Bodice is lined with silk crepe, attached by hand and double overcast. Tiny French seams, hand rolled hems. Worn by Valentina.
  • Blouse and skirt ensemble of black silk brocade with all over floral motif of five-petaled flowers and leaves. A. Short overblouse; jewel neckline, center front opening, slight asymmetrical wrap front with three hook and eye closures at the waist, bracelet-length dolman sleeves are cut in one with bodice, unlined with hand-overcast seams and double overcast facings. B. Skirt gathers into a straight waistband with hook and eye closures, midcalf length, unlined. All hand-overcast. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black wool crepe bolero jacket; neck falls straight from neckline without closure, kimono square set elbow length sleeves, lined with ivory silk crepe. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk organza sheer windowpane blouse; jewel neckline, peek-a-boo waist, asymmetrical wrap front with hook and eye closure, straight elbow length sleeves, multiple darts for shaping, camisole-style lining of silk crepe, completely hand-overcast and double overcasting on facings and camisole. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk ottoman bolero jacket; jewel neckline with hook and eye closure, slightly asymmetrical center front with hook and eye closure, dolman sleeves, bracelet length. Cut from one piece of cloth; only seams are underarm, shoulder dart, and vertical bust dart. Completely hand overcast; facings are double overcast. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk brocade and velvet pelerine evening capelet; floral jacquard with clipped velvet design accented with jet beads. Lined with silk velvet, forms deep front facings. Edge between jacquard and velvet beaded with sequins and jet caviar beads on netting.

    Antique Spanish capelet or shawl often worn by Valentina to complement her own garments. Likely served as an inspiration for wraps and shawls she designed.
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