Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (22 total)

  • Black lace evening gown; square neckline; large 3/4 length silk taffeta puff sleeves; side zipper closure; columnar silhouette to ankle; backed in black silk organza.

    Worn by donor, Janet Falk.
  • Brown and beige lace dress; scoop neckline, very wide; narrow straps; long fitted sleeves; straight skirt.
  • Black lace-like cocktail dress; modern version of lace in irregular geometrics in both cotton-like fiber and shiny synthetic; motifs are diamond within square, cirle within square, and square within square; lined in beige silk shantung; U-shaped low neckline; small cap kimono sleeves; fitted bodice with high waistline at front; flared skirt on bias in front, A-line skirt on grain in back; has center back long zipper; natural waistline at back; knee length.
  • Ivory wool theater coat; shawl collar; two large button and loop closures at center front; long sleeves, gathered at shoulders; lace and soutache trim at sleeve hems; soutache trim on collar and along princess seams at front and back; satin lining; mid-calf length. Part of a theater suit with dress (Object ID #2022.05.01.a).

    This suit is an exact reproduction of a 1908 theater suit in the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The donor made this replica as her senior project in Fashion Design at Mount Mary College in 1974.
  • Ivory wool dress; sweetheart neckline; ivory tulle illusion panel with lace detailing covers bosom to standing collar; similar illusion panel at back; center back hook and eye closures; short wool sleeves, gathered at shoulders; long tulle undersleeves with lace detailing; full length skirt; soutache braid trim all over bodice and down center front and back of skirt; slightly trained; cotton lining. Part of a theater suit with coat (Object ID #2022.05.01.b).

    This suit is an exact reproduction of a 1908 theater suit in the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. The donor made this replica as her senior project in Fashion Design at Mount Mary College in 1974.
  • A. Beige wool jersey dinner dress; fit and flare; natural waistline; standing collar; straight sleeves; princess seaming off front and back shoulder seams; gored skirt; Alencon lace over silk organza base; horsehair facing at hemline; tea length. B. Beige wool jersey belt; shaped; 1 inch wide. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Blush pink floral print silk shantung evening dress; black Alencon lace bodice and sleeves; natural waistline; scoop neckline; 3/4 length straight sleeves; gathered skirt; full evening length; skirt printed with roses; red silk satin cummerbund with bow in back; small covered buttons down back; underlined with silk organza. B. Blush pink silk slip; strapless. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Black lace overblouse; band collar with ruffle; bell sleeves with scalloped caps; cuffs embellished with flat black sequins; sequins also hand-applied to front of blouse.

    Donor Rosemary Wachowiak was Frank Olive's sister.
  • Natural tan straw picture hat; large-brimmed; top decorated with white lace appliqués; pale yellow taffeta ribbon hatband; rounded crown; pale yellow headsize band.
  • White horsehair braid and lace picture hat; small rounded crown; six inch wide brim; small silk roses form hatband; no lining or headsize band.
  • Off-white silk crepe and lace handkerchief; twenty-four inches square with 4.5 inch wide lace border. Owned by Hildegarde.
  • Black chiffon and lace handkerchief; center is chiffon (12 inch square); 6.5 inch lace borders; 25 inch square. Probably used by Hildegarde in performance.
  • White linen muslin handkerchief with Hildegarde's signature embroidered in pink thread; eleven inches square. Owned by Hildegarde.
  • Silver lamé evening gown; plunging V-neckline; heavily padded shoulders; batwing sleeves, zippers at wrists; three open-ended darts at bustline; empire waistline with red beaded lace over cream netting, same trim on lower sleeves; center back zipper closure; inverted box pleat from waistline down; skirt slit below knee; rounded off hemline; front skirt has short overskirt with rounded edge; back skirt has godet at center back for flare, forming a train. Performance gown worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black lace evening gown; lace over black chiffon and beige crepe; flowing lace sleeves; attached chiffon neck scarf. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black chiffon evening gown; sweetheart neckline; lace bodice with pink underneath; padded puff sleeves; padded bustline; full skirt; side zipper closure; stiff along hemline; crepe underskirt is weighted. Purchased 2/29/1940. Worn by Hildegarde. This gown was custom-made for Hildegarde at Bergdorf-Goodman
  • A. White Irish linen and lace cocktail dress; graduated-size horizontal bands of lace; low square neckline; wide lace shoulder straps with crochet drop bobbles; eighteen 1/2" inch center back zipper; slim fitted silhouette; beige silk bands stitched under center front and back seams. B. Beige silk camisole; V-neckline; lingerie straps; intricate stitching around bust; center back zipper.
  • Navy blue lace cocktail dress, low scalloped neckline; cap sleeves; fitted waistline with tucks; center back zipper; sheath style straight slim skirt; scalloped hemline; large triple pouffed navy silk taffeta bow attached to cummerbund; attached beige nylon and navy blue chiffon slip, lingerie straps; knee length skirt.
  • Dusty pink lace dress; jewel neckline; cap sleeves; shirred midriff; very full skirt.

    This dress is attributed to Hattie Carnegie.
  • 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.
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