Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (159 total)

  • Two-piece skirt suit with princess seamed topper jacket. Rolled collar, long set-in sleeves, and angled hemline noted. Pleated back panel resolves in button-on half belt. Center front button closure. Paired with knee length skirt, inverted pleat front and angular inserts at hip line. All lined. Size 8.
  • Dark red evening bolero jacket with scoop neckline; deeply plunging at center front. Two hook and eye closures at overlapped center front waist. Dolman sleeves with invisible piecing at cuff for a tight fit. Unlined, completely hand-overcast and finished. Worn by Valentina.
  • Black silk faille evening bolero jacket; jewel neckline, shaped hemline in front. Cut on the bias. Bias cut straight long sleeves. Unlined, seams are all hand overcast. Worn over evening gown (Object ID #1995.347). Worn by Valentina.
  • Navy blue wool bouclé cardigan jacket; jewel neckline with one large covered button closure at the neck, center front opening is formed with the selvedges, two diagonal single welt pockets, drop shoulder sleeves with gussets. Sleeves are cut on the bias. Swing style slightly longer at center back, hip length. Unlined, hand finished. Worn by Valentina.
  • Dark red silk velvet bolero jacket. Standing collar, asymmetrical front closure with a hook and eye. Front is cut on the bias. Long straight sleeves, square set into the armscye. Double hand-overcasting at hemlines. Worn by Valentina.
  • Brown wool bouclé suit. A. Cardigan jacket; jewel neckline with one button closure at center front, drop shoulder sleeves, two single welt diagonal pockets, fingertip length, unlined. Hong Kong seam finishes. B. A-line skirt; high rise waist with no band, one double welt pocket at right hip, no side seams, midcalf length. Worn by Valentina.
  • Dark brown wool crepe swing jacket; Chelsea collar with multiple rows of topstitching, drop shoulder sleeves with double gusset, buttonhole opening through collar with bias tube tie closure, two tiny slash pockets, inverted pleat at center back. Multiple rows of topstitching down center front, hemline, and at back yoke. Reversible. Worn by Valentina.
  • Brown silk shantung pantsuit. A. Cardigan style jacket; jewel neckline, hidden placket buttons at center front, ¾ length set-in straight sleeves, two patch pockets at hipline. Lined with brown taffeta. B. Long slacks; straight legs, no waistband, double gusset at crotch, center front fly zipper opening. Unlined. Worn by Valentina. This ensemble does not have her couture construction techniques.
  • Beige and dark brown hand-woven wool tweed suit; yarn appears hand spun with large slubs. A. Jacket; cardigan shape, collarless, six plastic beige buttons and hand stitched buttonholes, slash pocket vents in the back on the princess line. B. Skirt; waist facing, center back zipper, one slash pocket on the right-hand side, separate silk lining attached to the waist facing. Label Valentina.
  • Red wool fitted jacket; high Mandarin collar, long sleeves darted at shoulders, five button closure at center front, bound buttonholes, covered buttons (two missing), flap pockets at hip. Alteration at center front.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • Black wool jacket; collarless, long square set-in sleeves, one hook/loop at waist, basting stitches still present on wearer's left side.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • White medium-heavy linen jacket; collarless, square set-in sleeves, side front seams, waist seam, hip length, hemline dips at center back seam. Front opening slightly overlaps in V-shape with small notch opening at top of neckline. Three button closure at center front, bound buttonholes, matching fabric-covered buttons. Discoloration at center front closure.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • Brown linen skirt suit. A. Jacket; collarless, square set-in sleeves, seaming at back creates a peplum shape, three 1/2" covered buttons and bound buttonhole closure at center front. B. Skirt; dirndl style, large pleat worked as part of each inset pocket.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • White floral matelasse suit. A. Jacket; jewel neckline, ¾ length set-in sleeves, center front opening with three covered buttons, single flap vertical pockets are set into the waist darts, slits at the sides, lined in white silk crepe. B. Skirt; straight waistband with left front closure, pockets set into pleats on the princess line, straight silhouette, ankle length, lined in white china silk. Worn by Valentina.
  • Beige with brown spatter print silk ensemble. A. Fit and flare dress; normal waist, halter neckline, center back nylon zipper. Halter has a front slit with a reverse, skirt is gathered. Unlined, knee length. B. A-line coat; jewel neckline, Chinese ball and loop center front closure, 3/4 length kimono sleeves, cut in one with the coat. Same length as dress, unlined. Possibly had longer sleeves at some point. C. Short bolero jacket; jewel neckline, 3/4 length kimono sleeves, cut in one with body of jacket. French darts, unlined. D. Wrap, single piece of fabric. E. Belt latches in back with hook and eyes and snap closure. Small, flat bow.

    This ensemble was used for Valentina's famous "Quick change" routine.
  • Beige with brown spatter print silk ensemble. C. Short bolero jacket; jewel neckline, 3/4 length kimono sleeves, cut in one with body of jacket. French darts, unlined. Used for Valentina's famous "Quick change" routine.

    Goes with dress (Object ID #1995.382.A), coat (Object ID #1995.382.B), wrap (Object ID #1995.382.D), and belt (Object ID #1995.382.E) to form five piece ensemble.
  • Cream herringbone wool ensemble. A. Jacket; v-neckline, long two-piece set-in sleeves with wool fringe inserted into the outside seam at the cuff, many waist darts creating nipped-in waist, high hip length, single welt pockets, four snaps closure on the princess seam line, built-in fringed shawl is thrown over the left shoulder, large silver tone metal "Sheriff" badge in star shape attached to jacket, lined in white acetate taffeta. B. Skirt; straight waistband, wrap-around style overlaps in front, midcalf length, lined in white acetate taffeta.
  • A. Brown suede outdoor jacket with teal blue faux fur lining and trim; roll collar, straight long set-in sleeves with two rows of teal faux fur at the wrist, shoulder yoke front and back, back section has center back seam, modified princess seam extends to the side seam with an inseam pocket, two wooden toggle closures, hip length. B. Brown suede hood with teal blue faux fur lining and trim, chin strap snaps on the left side.

    This item is from Fall/Winter 2001-2002.
  • Dark red and black wool gabardine ensemble. A. Jacket; high standing collar, extended armscye, long black knit wool sleeves, center front closure of many snaps covered by faux buttons, many seams create a nipped waistline and wide hips, flaps for faux pockets on hips, sewn-on belt buckles in front, back is black knit wool with a dark red gabardine swag extending from the shoulders to the waist, black velvet rose in the swag, lined in red acetate taffeta. B. Straight skirt; princess seaming in front, black knit wool center back, knee length, Zipper closure on the side back princess seam, lined in red acetate taffeta. Ensemble is named "Red Hot."

    This item is from Fall/Winter 1995-1996.
  • Evening suit ensemble. A. Pale orange silk/rayon burnout velvet tunic; lavender and metallic gold velvet flowers and leaves pattern, lower section is lavender and gold lace, sleeveless, deep v-neckline, one button closure at the waistline, knee length. B. Lavender and gold lace jacket; surplice front, low v-neckline, long set-in sleeves, loops for buttons, lined in beige tulle. C. Lavender and gold lace skirt; straight silhouette, straight waistband with invisible zipper, lined in beige tulle.
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