Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • 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 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.
  • Off-white silk crinkle chiffon blouse printed with a very loose, sketchy, linear print of flowers and butterflies throughout; jewel neckline, short cap sleeves are cut in one with the bodice, peek-a-boo waist with bias binding and attached bias string tie, self-fabric second layer over bustline, open at center front, waist darts. French seams and hand finishing. Worn by Valentina.
  • Dark blue sheer chiffon cape; fabric is gathered into a neckline with a bias tie at center front, large hood can also be worn as a double capelet, knee length. Unlined. Worn by Valentina.
  • Dark blue sheer chiffon cape; fabric is gathered into a neckline with a bias tie at center front, large hood can also be worn as a double capelet, knee length. Unlined. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk chiffon fit and flare cocktail dress; band collar with attached tie that pleats into the neckline, underlined with silk crepe. Bodice has halter effect, very bare in back. Dolman sleeves, bias ties stitched down at back waistline, then released. Natural waist dips at center back, gathered skirt, knee length, underlined with silk crepe. Worn by Valentina.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hand-painted silk chiffon evening ensemble of black, green, and burnt orange. A. Evening gown; two layers of chiffon over silk underdress; long, floating sleeves; three box pleats at front of skirt; front closing with loops and covered buttons. B. Hand-rolled silk chiffon triangle scarf.
  • Bright blue chiffon evening dress and stole. A. Overdress for evening gown; straight silhouette, sleeveless, vertical strips of blue sequins and beads, blue tassels around the hips, blue ostrich feathers around the knees, zipper closure at center back, knee length, lined in blue crepe. B. Underdress for evening gown; straight silhouette, slip style, sleeveless, blue ostrich boa sewn in zig-zag around the hem, zipper closure at center back, floor length, lined in blue crepe. Worn with stole (Object ID #2013.04.12.C).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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