Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • 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 spaghetti strap evening gown with bust shirring. Empire waist. Ruffle at knee and hem, back zipper closure, lined in black taffeta. Ankle length. Paired with red organza jacket with embroidered dots. Ruffle neck, opening, and hem. Three-quarter length sleeves, ruffle hem.
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    Printed chiffon sheath dress with standing collar, back zipper closure, and long set-in sleeves. Red silk lining, size 12.
  • Overblouse with rounded neckline, back zipper closure, and long set-in sleeves. Underlined with silk chiffon. Paired with quilted knee length pencil skirt with side zipper and hip panels. Front and back darts at waistline. Size 6.
  • 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
  • Evening ensemble. A. Halter-top blouse of coral chiffon covered in clear iridescent sequins; deep V surplice neckline, separate midriff yoke hooks in back, sleeveless, lavender trim. B. Coral and lavender chiffon skirt; vertical flounces of alternating colors, slit to the upper thigh at center left, upper skirt is lined, straight waistband, ankle length.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 2005.
  • 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 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.
  • Floral print chiffon cocktail dress; floral print is green, black, and dark gray on light gray ground. Layer of black tulle over chiffon, tulle decorated with large black sequins, black beads, white pearls, and clear rhinestones in an asymmetrical cluster at right hip. Scoop neckline in front; deep V-neckline in back, straight silhouette, sleeveless, many layers of black organza rectangular ‘petals’ on each shoulder, line of beading extends from right princess line to the hem in both front and back and around the hip, above knee length, side zipper and buttons closure.

    This item is from Fall/Winter 2008-2009.
  • 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. Gold silk blouse; horizontal rows of decorations of gold and silver embroidery, gold sequins, and gold beads. Wide scoop neckline, short cap sleeves, cropped top ends just below the bust, strands of gold beaded fringe at hem, back gold button closures, large single rhinestone, and loops. B. Sheer red printed silk chiffon bandeau bra; large floral design in yellow, green, blue, and white. Edged with red satin ribbon, unlined. C. Red chiffon miniskirt; fabric shot with gold threads printed in large floral motifs, no waistband, center back invisible zipper closure, lined in white taffeta.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 1998.
  • Sheer red printed silk chiffon bandeau bra. Large floral design in yellow, green, blue, and white; Edged with red satin ribbon; Unlined.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 1998.
  • Sheer red printed silk chiffon bandeau bra. Large floral design in yellow, green, blue, and white; Edged with red satin ribbon; Unlined.

    This item is from Spring/Summer 1998.
  • Natural straw Breton hat; white synthetic chiffon hatband; hat pin with glass ball.
  • Natural straw picture hat; four inch wide brim; hatband of coral chiffon, covers vertical surface of crown; hot pink headsize band; no lining.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
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