Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (45 total)

  • 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.
  • White satin and black crepe dress; tuxedo look; white satin faux vest over black crepe sheath dress; deep V-neckline in front; double-breasted with black buttons; long set-in sleeves; center back zipper closure; lined; knee length.
  • Black crepe tunic dress; sleeveless; wraps asymmetrically in front; low round neckline; underdress of black satin; satin bow at left hip.
  • Black crepe tunic dress; sleeveless; wraps asymmetrically in front; low round neckline; underdress of black satin; satin bow at left hip.
  • Black crepe shift dress; jewel neckline; long one-piece set-in sleeves; no darts; invisible zipper closure at center back; pleated satin swag from under right arm over left shoulder, tails hang over left shoulder back; slit at back hem; knee length.
  • Black crepe shift dress; jewel neckline; long one-piece set-in sleeves; no darts; invisible zipper closure at center back; pleated satin swag from under right arm over left shoulder, tails hang over left shoulder back; slit at back hem; knee length.
  • Dark red four ply silk crepe evening gown; columnar silhouette; bateau neckline; thin straps; knot bow at back; bias cut in back; two bound buttonholes worked on the grain; floor length. Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner.

    The lower part of the gown has water stains on it.
  • Black crepe sheath dress; 3 inch wide lace collar; collar attached to dress by ribbon; long gathered sleeves with lace cuffs; invisible zipper closure; shoulder pads; unlined; five inch lace hem; knee length; lace is machine-sewn in flower pattern.
  • A. Dark blue crepe shirtwaist dress; attached scarf at collar; 8 button center front closure; elasticized casing at waistline; cap sleeves; straight skirt; knee length; underlined. B. Dark blue snakeskin belt; 2 inches wide; large goldtone flat ornament; hidden hook closure.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail sheath dress; jewel neckline; bell-shaped short sleeves, triple tiered pleated organza; straight skirt; knee length. B. Black silk taffeta ribbon tie belt; picot edge; 2 inches.
  • Black crepe cocktail dress; deep V-neckline; set-in sleeves with large black mink cuffs; tucks at center front waist; gathered skirt into waistline; mid-calf length; attached self-fabric belt; gathered cummerbund; center front loop and button closures.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • Black 4 ply crepe cocktail dress; A line; V-neckline with partial collar; sleeveless; attached narrow self-fabric tie belt.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail dress; scalloped front yoke of black Chantilly lace; jewel neckline bound with bias crepe; bow at neckline and at yoke ending; long tight sleeves with lace tape, carrying through yoke design; full accordian pleated skirt falling from natural waistline; slim underlining. Worn with black crepe scarf (Object ID #1987.103.b).

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail dress; scalloped front yoke of black Chantilly lace; jewel neckline bound with bias crepe; bow at neckline and at yoke ending; long tight sleeves with lace tape, carrying through yoke design; full accordian pleated skirt falling from natural waistline; slim underlining. B. Black crepe scarf.

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • Burgundy crepe evening gown; straps are lattice-like construction created with grosgrain ribbon and crepe; midriff construction is same as straps; straight skirt with slit at center front; invisible side zipper closure; hook closures at bodice; skirt lined in acetate; bodice lined in self-fabric; ankle length.

    Designed by the donor, Jan Carter Osterholm, a Mount Mary alumna, while working for Andrea Polizzi.
  • Pearl gray crepe dressing gown; square set-in sleeves, very full; 3 inch turned-back cuffs; 10 button front closure, hand-worked buttonholes and covered buttons; floor length; lined in pink crepe. Worn with sash (Object ID #1985.08.b).

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. This dressing gown is heavily inspired by a Molyneux piece worn by Lynn in the play "O Mistress Mine." Lynn had this dressing gown made by the custom dressmakers at Saks Fifth Avenue for her personal use for a more affordable price. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • Navy blue crepe sheath dress; jewel neckline; two darts at back neck; covered button closure down center front from neckline to waist; natural waistline; no waistline seam; set-in sleeves with zippers at back wrists; mid-calf length; 4 inch hem.

    Worn by Peg Bradley.
  • A. Black crepe coat; jewel neckline; one large 1 1/4 inch black plastic button; asymmetrical closure with four 3/4 inch black plastic buttons at waist; actual closures are 2 buttons inside and large snap on edge; two large patch pockets on hips; 7/8 length set-in sleeves; A-line silhouette created through an inverted pleat on back shoulder; knee length; lined in black silk taffeta. B. Black crepe belt; two buttonholes on each end; lined in black silk taffeta.

    Worn by Peg Bradley.
  • Black crepe ensemble. A. Blouse; jewel neckline edged with marquis and round prong-set rhinestones; sleeveless; princess seaming; bolero length with rhinestones at hem. B. Skirt; gathered; rhinestones encircle hemline; above the knee length. C. Black peau de soie belt; 2 inches wide.
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