Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • Bright pink silk charmeuse gown; ruffle at neck; round front shoulder yoke; long sleeves; unlined; ankle length. Possibly a nightgown.

    This gown was used by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker for their couture class.
  • 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.
  • Pale gray silk satin and wool jersey hostess gown; roll collar; bodice and long sleeves of heathered wool jersey; rolled back satin cuffs; floor length silk satin skirt gathered at natural waist; center back zipper closure; belt loops at side seams, but belt is missing.

    Worn by Audrey Ross. She was part of the Ross family who owned J. H. Collectibles.
  • Warp print white taffeta gown with pattern of bouquets of light blue roses with green leaves, rosebuds scattered about. A. Halter top bodice; jewel neckline with center front slit, low back with a long center back zipper. Lined in slubby silk plain weave. B. Long skirt; gathered into straight waistband, side inseam pockets, ankle length, unlined, hand finished. C. Stole; rectangular. Possibly this material was pleated and attached to the back of the halter top to form a bustle. Worn by Valentina.
  • White floral silk chiffon evening ensemble; yellow, lavender, and pink flowers with green leaves. A. Gown; slip style; low V-neckline; beige spaghetti straps; two layers printed silk chiffon and three layers plain white silk chiffon; floor length. B. Poncho; seams at center front and back; open at sides; self-covered button closure at neck. C. Scarf; pieced to form shoulder yoke with flounce. Custom made for Hildegarde as a performance gown.
  • Blue banlon evening ensemble; horizontal wave pattern in multiple shades of blue. A. Gown; standing collar; long sleeves; column silhouette; center back zipper closure with covered buttons sewn to placket; ankle length. B. Cape; ties at neck; split in two sections. Performance ensemble worn by Hildegarde.
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