A. Ivory silk crepe tailored blouse; shirt collar; 4 button (missing)/hand-worked buttonhole center front closure; vertical tucks; straight sleeves with French cuffs. B. Black silk crepe skirt; knife pleats; 2 inch wide waistband; full length; silk crepe lining. C. Black satin-covered belt; 3 inches wide. D. Black satin neck bow.
Black silk crepe evening gown; strapless; six white narrow vertical strips applied evenly along gown with white bows at top; strips run down dress below knee, flaring out with six godets; black sequin beading runs completely around white strips; corselet bodice understructure, back hook closures; center back zipper with hook and eye closures. Worn by Hildegarde for the first time in Milwaukee in 1948.