Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • A. Red chiffon gown with black polka dots; gathered scoop neckline; no waist shaping; long sleeves; ankle length; dress is lined, sleeves are sheer; zipper closure in back lining; snaps at back in chiffon; dress is smocked onto binding at neckline. Missing belt.
  • Pink chiffon dress with clusters of pink sequins; high square neckline edged with parallel rows of sequins; 3/4 length sleeves; straight silhouette; center back zipper closure; knee length; lined in pink crepe; no label.
  • 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.
  • Black 4-ply silk crepe and chiffon evening gown; deep V-neckline in front; sleeveless; A-line silhouette in crepe; black silk chiffon capelet extends from front neckline to back, hanging freely to knees in back; shoulders lined in beige soufflé; center back zipper closure; ankle length.

    This gown was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • Reproduction of Valentina white evening gown worn by Lynn Fontanne (Object ID #1983.185); white chiffon; low V-neckline; full, long bishop sleeves; attached waist ties wrap around the midriff; very large gored skirt; ankle length; lined.

    This was made for an exhibition. The maker Pam Rehberg was a professor of theatrical costume at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • A. Coral silk chiffon dress; jewel neckline; bodice darts; short sleeves; short tie at back neck; side zipper closure; waistline seam; flared skirt; skirt is 3 layers: 2 coral chiffon and 1 white chiffon; knee length. B. Pink velvet belt. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Turquoise satin wrap evening gown; deep V-neckline to waist at both front and back; thin strap at base of neck at neck connects front and back; sleeveless; overlap that snaps in front at waist; 3 covered button closure at center back waistline; draped skirt open from waist to hem in both front and back; deep pleats over hips; ankle length. "Beginning Impressions" tag. B. Turquoise chiffon and satin striped cocoon style jacket; thin gold stripe fabric; fabric gathered into neck edge and wrist edges; edges bound with turquoise satin; button and loop closures at wrists; not lined; couture techniques throughout.

    Created by student designer Cheri Schamburek for 1979 Student Designer Fashion Show 'Creative Energy'.
  • A. Turquoise satin wrap evening gown; deep V-neckline to waist at both front and back; thin strap at base of neck at neck connects front and back; sleeveless; overlap that snaps in front at waist; 3 covered button closure at center back waistline; draped skirt open from waist to hem in both front and back; deep pleats over hips; ankle length. "Beginning Impressions" tag.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #2012.07.03.b) to form two piece evening ensemble.

    Created by student designer Cheri Schamburek for 1979 Student Designer Fashion Show 'Creative Energy'.
  • Natural straw picture hat; four inch wide brim; hatband of coral chiffon, covers vertical surface of crown; hot pink headsize band; no lining.
  • Natural straw Breton hat; white synthetic chiffon hatband; hat pin with glass ball.
  • Black chiffon and lace handkerchief; center is chiffon (12 inch square); 6.5 inch lace borders; 25 inch square. Probably used by Hildegarde in performance.
  • Black crepe and chiffon evening gown; four inch wide bias strips of sequins on bodice and one sleeve; rounded neckline; sleeves and top are one piece with gussets under arm; one sleeve is sheer black chiffon; seven small covered button closures at each wrist; eleven covered button closures at center back; slightly padded bustline; black crepe skirt; side train with skirt gathered at side seams to form large scallop; brownish pink lining shows through chiffon between sequin strips. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Off-white crepe and chiffon evening gown; plunging neckline; orange, turquoise, and silver beading along neckline and straps, coming to bow at front; smocking at shoulder straps and midriff; padded bust-line; low back with beaded braid following around; back zipper closure; skirt flares from right below midriff, gathered at bow; full skirt, lined in satin-back crepe. Worn with slip. Purchased in 1942. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black lace evening gown; lace over black chiffon and beige crepe; flowing lace sleeves; attached chiffon neck scarf. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black chiffon evening gown; sweetheart neckline; lace bodice with pink underneath; padded puff sleeves; padded bustline; full skirt; side zipper closure; stiff along hemline; crepe underskirt is weighted. Purchased 2/29/1940. Worn by Hildegarde. This gown was custom-made for Hildegarde at Bergdorf-Goodman
  • Red chiffon ensemble. A. Blouse; sheer sleeves cuffed with crystal buttons; rolled-over collar; center back zipper closure. B. Culotte pants; front zipper closure. C. Scarf. From Hildegarde's personal wardrobe.
  • Heavy beige lace over white satin back crepe and white chiffon evening gown; strapless; wide band of lined white-beige mutation mink around top; long, straight, very slim skirt; concealed center back zipper with hook, eye, and snap closure; attached off-white boned inner bodice. Made exclusively for L. S. Ayres & Co., Indianapolis.
  • Black silk chiffon evening gown; large scale metallic gold floral brocade pattern; A-line; jewel neckline with petal ruffle; bishop sleeves with petal ruffle at wrist; A-line skirt; full evening length; lined with black chiffon.
  • Silk chiffon Indian inspired paisley print gown; satin ribbon stripe woven in; warm toned; fit and flare silhouette; dropped waistline, follows line of paisley print; high neckline with trailing neck scarf; straight sleeves with zippers at wrists; gathered, full skirt; floor length; lined in nude silk chiffon.
  • 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.
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