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Browse Items (51 total)

  • Brown silk chiffon sequined cocktail dress; sheath style; standing collar; natural waistline with attached sequin belt with bow at left side front; straight sleeves with zippers at hems; knee length; china silk lining; section of bead loss at lower right skirt; "Mermaid" gown.
  • A. Light pink chiffon dress; surplice bodice; beaded fringe from sleeves, hipline, and hemline; gathered skirt; pale green satin cummerbund. B. Pink silk underdress; spaghetti straps; mid-calf length.

    Worn by donor, Mrs. Joseph Bonness, Sr., to 1953 convention in Washington, D.C. when husband was named President of Road Builders of America. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Navy blue silk chiffon dance dress; blue satin bandeau ending in large bow at center front, slight thread pulls; draped and fitted midriff; seamless dolman sleeves fit over bandeau; satin straps are different shade of blue than chiffon and satin bandeau; keyhole closed by one covered button at center back; very full skirt over silk crepe. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Light pink silk chiffon evening gown; fit and flare; natural waistline; two belt loops; halter neckline with attached bias scarf; sleeveless; very full gathered skirt; full evening length. B. Light pink silk underdress; fit and flare skirt; strapless; camisole bodice; full evening length. This evening gown could be styled many ways. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • A. Light pink silk chiffon evening gown; fit and flare; natural waistline; two belt loops; halter neckline with attached bias scarf; sleeveless; very full gathered skirt; full evening length. B. Light pink silk underdress; fit and flare skirt; strapless; camisole bodice; full evening length. This evening gown could be styled many ways. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Navy blue silk chiffon evening gown; peignoir style; natural waistline with multiple rows of horizontal tucks; halter neckline; jersey bodice; circular skirt, 11 chiffon half-circle panels; full evening length; silk crepe lining. This item was created by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell fashion house.
  • Lavender under burgundy silk chiffon evening gown; bias cut; beige spaghetti straps. Worn with poncho (Object ID #2002.84.15.B) and scarf (Object ID #2002.84.15.C) to form three piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Lavender under burgundy silk chiffon evening ensemble. A. Gown; bias cut; beige spaghetti straps. B. Poncho; bias cut; deep V-neckline in front and back; open at sides. C. Lavender silk chiffon scarf; long. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Lavender under burgundy silk chiffon evening ensemble. A. Gown; bias cut; beige spaghetti straps. B. Poncho; bias cut; deep V-neckline in front and back; open at sides. Worn with scarf (Object ID #2002.84.15.C) to from three piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Pale pink silk chiffon tunic; plain jewel neckline, points at front and back; deep dolman sleeves; bias cut; all-over pattern in silver and gold glitter. No label. Performance tunic worn by Hildegarde.

    In this image, the tunic is styled over a peach silk chiffon underdress (Object ID #1982.74.B).
  • White silk chiffon evening gown; V-neckline front and back; fitted body flowing to full skirt. Worn with cape (Object ID #1982.310.B) to form two piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • White silk chiffon evening ensemble. A. Gown; V-neckline front and back; fitted body flowing to full skirt. B. Cape; clear crystal droplet beading; buttons in front; very dirty. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Pale green silk chiffon evening ensemble; A. Gown; attached flowing back panel; bodice completely covered in silver bugle beads; spaghetti straps; sewn-in brassiere. B. Scarf. Performance ensemble worn by Hildegarde. Refurbished by Charles Kleibacker for September 25, 1982 show at Mount Mary.
  • Evening Gown viewed from front. Worn with capelet (Object ID #1981.110.B) and scarf (Object ID #1981.110.C) to form three piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Salmon pink silk chiffon evening ensemble. A. Gown with faceted crystal tear drops and band of silver bugle beads; tiny bugle beading and rhinestones at high waist; four layers of chiffon. B. Pale pink capelet; trimmed with tear drop beads. C. Scarf; triangular shaped; trimmed with tear drop beads. Worn as a performance ensemble by Hildegarde.
  • Peach silk chiffon ensemble. A. Tunic; plain jewel neckline, points at front and back; deep dolman sleeves; bias cut; all-over pattern in silver and gold glitter. No label. B. Scarf. Performance ensemble worn by Hildegarde.

    In this image, the tunic ensemble is styled over a peach silk chiffon underdress (Object ID #1982.74.B).
  • Slip style; low V-neckline; beige spaghetti straps; two layers printed silk chiffon and three layers plain white silk chiffon; floor length. Worn with poncho (Object ID #2002.84.08.B) and scarf (Object ID #2002.84.08.C) to form three piece ensemble. Custom made for Hildegarde as a performance gown.
  • 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.
  • Black silk chiffon evening dress; one layer of cocoa brown and three layers of shell pink under dress; small straps; one layer of bias cut black chiffon bound in bias binding; attached long bias cut scarf; short length. Custom made exclusively for Hildegarde.
  • White and aqua silk chiffon evening gown; white bodice, heavily beaded in sequins and rhinestones; scoop neckline; sleeveless; high-waisted; white and aqua silk chiffon skirt panels; green velvet ribbon trim under bustline. Performance gown worn by Hildegarde. Label: Sara Fredericks, Palm Beach.
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