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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • B. Red and ivory check bias blouse; roll collar of ivory bias silk; sleeveless; side zipper closure.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1996.272.a) and skirt (Object ID #1996.272.c) to form three piece ensemble.
  • B. Red and ivory check bias blouse; roll collar of ivory bias silk; sleeveless; side zipper closure. C. Ivory silk shantung suit skirt; inverted pleats; hung on silk camisole top; knee length.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1996.272.a) to form three piece ensemble.
  • A. Ivory silk shantung suit jacket; cardigan style; notched collar of red and ivory check; long straight sleeves; 2 single welt pockets. B. Red and ivory check bias blouse; roll collar of ivory bias silk; sleeveless; side zipper closure. C. Ivory silk shantung suit skirt; inverted pleats; hung on silk camisole top; knee length.
  • 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.
  • D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • C. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; jewel neckline; sleeveless; gathered at waist; bow on left waist; buttons down back. Label: Nicole by Margaret Newman. Not original to the suit, but similar to original blouse.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • A. Royal blue worsted plain weave wool suit jacket; notched collar with high stance; 3/4 length set-in sleeves; front opening; hook and eye closure under bow at waist; two single welt pockets; lined in white twill with royal blue polka dots; waist length. B. Royal blue worsted plain weave wool suit skirt; straight silhouette; straight waistband; two single welt pockets; center back vent. C. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; jewel neckline; sleeveless; gathered at waist; bow on left waist; buttons down back. Label: Nicole by Margaret Newman. Not original to the suit, but similar to original blouse. D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Worn by donor, Joan Urdan, as a going-away suit after her wedding.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Worn with scarf (Object ID #2000.444.c) to form three piece ensemble.
  • Bright yellow linen ensemble. A. Over-blouse; low round neckline; white V-shaped insert at neckline banded with purple; full center back zipper closure. C. Suit skirt; pleated; three 4 inch front inverted pleats; fully lined.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1985.25.b) to form three piece ensemble.

    Worn by donor Mrs. FitzSimmons to the horse races. The winning horse was called "Stupendous," and Mrs. FitzSimmons was wearing the jockey's colors of yellow and purple.
  • Bright yellow linen ensemble. A. Over-blouse; low round neckline; white V-shaped insert at neckline banded with purple; full center back zipper closure. B. Suit jacket; semi-fitted; 1.5 inch mandarin collar; 3/4 length sleeves; mock flap pockets. C. Suit skirt; pleated; three 4 inch front inverted pleats; fully lined.

    Worn by donor Mrs. FitzSimmons to the horse races. The winning horse was called "Stupendous," and Mrs. FitzSimmons was wearing the jockey's colors of yellow and purple.
  • A. Black polyester evening dress; camisole bodice with spaghetti straps; natural waistline; accordion pleated skirt; floor length. B. Copper and black metallic floral print chiffon evening blouse; blouson; knit neckline, cuffs, and waistband.
  • Deep purple silk jacquard evening ensemble. A. Blouse; bateau neckline; puffed sleeves with interior heading; uneven hemline, pulled up and pleated at left side hip revealing left leg; lined with China silk. B. Skirt; inverted pleats at center front knee level to floor; full evening length; elastic waist; unlined.
  • Navy blue cotton knit blouse; elongated shirt collar; patch pockets at bust; long sleeves with one button cuffs.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • B. Pink cotton piqué blouse; sleeveless; princess seaming; mock placket with buttons; half-belt. C. Pink cotton piqué skirt; slim; front seaming with inseam pockets; 2 back zipper closures set into seaming.

    Worn with bolero jacket (Object ID #1988.52.a) to form three piece ensemble

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • A. Pink cashmere bolero jacket; short sleeves; bound in pink satin with floral beaded trim. B. Pink cotton piqué blouse; sleeveless; princess seaming; mock placket with buttons; half-belt. C. Pink cotton piqué skirt; slim; front seaming with inseam pockets; 2 back zipper closures set into seaming.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
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