Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (410 total)

  • Red and fuschia silk brocade silk brocade dress; metallic floral and leaves, bodice covered in rows of pleated fuchsia organza with frayed ends, pleats held down with rows of red beads, V-neckline in front, sleeveless, skirt fitted through hips and wide at knee, center back zipper, two red godets in skirt in back, lined in light beige chiffon. This item is from Gianni Calignano Spring/Summer 2008.
  • Pink floral silk satin brocade dinner dress; print of large dark pink and gray peonies with sprays of grasses; deep V-neckline outlined with small self-covered buttons and fabric loops down front; long dolman sleeves with gussets; high waist; tie belt; princess style; bias-cut full skirt; mid-calf length.
  • Child's light blue and white vertical striped dress; A-line; sleeveless; scoop neckline; center front appliqué of tree with green leaves and brunette child wearing a red dress and holding an apple; 1 button and snap at each shoulder and under each armpit; label reads "Florence Eiseman designed for Marshall Field & Company".

    This dress is from Florence Eiseman's "Functional Fashions" line for children with disabilities from the early 1960s.
  • Black polyester strapless dress with black canvas petticoat underneath.
  • Brown window-pane plaid wool sheath dress; embellishments of turquoise and dark green wool yarn, turquoise and white print fabric, shells, and triangular turquoise and yellow plastic sequins. Embellishment at center front from neck to hem. Sleeveless, scoop neckline in front, zipper closure in back, above knee length, straight silhouette, lined in brown taffeta.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #2013.04.13.B).

    This item is from Fall/Winter 2007-2008.
  • Orange, white, pink dress displayed on a mannequin.
  • White and black printed silk gazar dress; pattern of white ground printed with black balls 2 ½ inches in diameter connected by thin bars, narrow straps at front, deep v-neckline, spaghetti straps in back, additional tie extending from bust, midriff yoke decorated with five medallions of beads at front, skirt has stitched down pleats at the waist, two rows of fabric near hem stitched on intermittently, center back zipper, knee length, lined in white china silk. Worn with matching jacket (Object ID #2013.04.20.B). This item is from Christian LaCroix Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection.
  • Navy blue wool coat dress; A-line; standing collar with one edge turned back to reveal white satin facing; 2 button with bound buttonhole mock double-breasted front; center back zipper closure; straight set-in sleeves; knee length.
  • Ivory saint tent dress with large scale light brown voided silk velvet floral design; very small collar; front and back yoke; 2 button center back closure; invented pleat at center back; bishop sleeves with 1 button cuffs; 2 patch pockets with top flaps at hipline; flared skirt; knee length.
  • Light green silk brocade coatdress; 14th century Italian "Bizarre" pattern in black, brown, green, pink, and beige, outlined in gold metallic thread; hidden button front closure; large self-fabric covered buttons on sleeves and pocket tabs; princess line; very large skirt; attached black silk taffeta lined ascot; motifs are perfectly matched across seams; mini length.
  • Pale blue flocked organdy cocktail dress; ground is pale blue with black flocking in floral sprays throughout, diagonal darts for shaping, boned at side seams, normal waist dipping to center back, flare skirt, bias cut, tea length, center back zipper. Most of flocking has detached. Several beige colored stains on skirt. Worn by Valentina.
  • Mustard yellow, gray, and white abstract warp print silk taffeta ensemble. A. Cocktail dress; halter neckline; standing collar; sleeveless with cut-back armhole; fitted bodice with bust and waist darts; covered button closure at back neck; back of bodice is cut-out to 2 inches above waistline seam; flared skirt; short length; couture techniques. B. Belt; wide with large bow; 4 hook and eye closures.

    Created by the designer, Karen Claffey, during her junior year at Mount Mary College in 1969.
  • A. Black wool crepe fit and flare cocktail dress; bias cut; halter neckline with plunging V-neck in front, square cut in back; crossing satin straps in back; satin band at back waist with skirt slightly gathered onto it; inseam pockets in side seams; satin contour belt; above knee length. B. Black satin covered leather belt.
  • White and pink floral print silk tissue taffeta cocktail dress; shirtwaist style; natural waistline; short sleeves composed of diagonal tucks at corner of one-piece gussets; pink roses are hand-appliqued on bodice to match print; full skirt, many knife pleats into waist seam; mid-calf length; attached interior crinoline. Two belt loops with no belt. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Pink silk crepe cocktail dress; jewel neckline; princess seams; long set-in sleeves with zippers at wrists; 7 inch wide band of pink ostrich feathers at hem; knee length; several small wine-colored stains on right chest.

    Worn by Peg Bradley.
  • 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 wool/angora knit dress; jewel neckline with front slit; natural waistline; full skirt; blue suede saw-tooth appliqué at neckline, center front, armholes, and cuffs; gold metallic braid edging of suede. B. Blue suede belt; gold metallic braid edging of suede.

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

    Worn by Florence Eiseman.
  • 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.
  • A. Navy blue silk chiffon cocktail dress; peignoir style; high neckline with attached, pleated tie; sheer bodice over slip-like interior camisole; straight sleeves; godet skirt with 6 accordian pleated godets set in; knee length. B. Navy blue silk chiffon covered leather belt; rhinestone buckle. Likely worn by donor, Beatrice Haggerty.
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