Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (27 total)

  • A. Black silk organza and lace cocktail dress; sweetheart neckline; sleeveless; contour darts at waist; center back zipper closure; lace at bodice center front over shoulders to waist to mid-skirt; organza horizontally tucked to mid-skirt, untucked below lace at mid-skirt; lined in tan ninon; ballerina length. B. Beige silk taffeta slip; spaghetti straps; boned; center back zipper closure; ballerina length.
  • A. Black silk organza and lace cocktail dress; sweetheart neckline; sleeveless; contour darts at waist; center back zipper closure; lace at bodice center front over shoulders to waist to mid-skirt; organza horizontally tucked to mid-skirt, untucked below lace at mid-skirt; lined in tan ninon; ballerina length. B. Beige silk taffeta slip; spaghetti straps; boned; center back zipper closure; ballerina length.
  • A. Black crepe cocktail sheath dress; jewel neckline; bell-shaped short sleeves, triple tiered pleated organza; straight skirt; knee length. B. Black silk taffeta ribbon tie belt; picot edge; 2 inches.
  • B. Black taffeta blouse; sleeveless. C. Black taffeta skirt; straight; ankle length; red lining. Worn with cape (Object ID #2004.03.106.A) and sash (Object ID #2004.03.106.D) to form four piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Pearl gray crepe dressing gown; square set-in sleeves, very full; 3 inch turned-back cuffs; 10 button front closure, hand-worked buttonholes and covered buttons; floor length; lined in pink crepe. Worn with sash (Object ID #1985.08.b).

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. This dressing gown is heavily inspired by a Molyneux piece worn by Lynn in the play "O Mistress Mine." Lynn had this dressing gown made by the custom dressmakers at Saks Fifth Avenue for her personal use for a more affordable price. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • 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.
  • Pale pink tulle and silk taffeta prom gown; pink tulle pink taffeta; pale pink feathers around bust; rhinestone straps; tulle decorated with embroidered pale pink flowers and rhinestones; fitted torso; flared skirt; covered buttons and loops in back; ankle length.

    Made by the aunt of the donor, Gaetanina Balistreri, for Balistreri to wear to the 1943 Mount Mary College Junior Prom. The gown was originally made strapless, but Mount Mary College required straps, so rhinestone straps were added.
  • A. Blue taffeta blouse; standing collar; modified princess seams; long set-in sleeves; back closure of many covered buttons and fagoted strip; thigh length. B. Blue, orange, and mustard yellow plaid dupioni pants; wide leg; faced waistband; hand-picked zipper. Couture techniques.

    Made by Mount Mary Fashion student Mary Zibung for the 1974 Student Designer Fashion Show, "In the Mood". Made for model, Tamara.
  • Chartreuse silk taffeta mini dress; princess style; square neckline; long smocked sleeves.

    Made by Mount Mary Fashion student Kay Richter Bogust in the early 1970s.
  • Natural tan straw picture hat; large-brimmed; top decorated with white lace appliqués; pale yellow taffeta ribbon hatband; rounded crown; pale yellow headsize band.
  • B. Black taffeta blouse; sleeveless. C. Black taffeta skirt; straight; ankle length; red lining. D. Black taffeta sash; black medallion and fringe at front. Worn with cape (Object ID #2004.03.106.A) to form four piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • B. Black taffeta blouse; sleeveless. C. Black taffeta skirt; straight; ankle length; red lining. D. Black taffeta sash; black medallion and fringe at front. Worn with cape (Object ID #2004.03.106.A) to form four piece evening ensemble. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • A. Red taffeta cape; covered button opening on back shoulder; edged in black braid and sequins; waist length in front, hangs to floor in back; slight train. B. Black taffeta blouse; sleeveless. C. Black taffeta skirt; straight; ankle length; red lining. D. Black taffeta sash; black medallion and fringe at front. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Magenta taffeta evening gown; deep V-neckline in front; short kimono sleeves; pointed bodice; side zipper closure; full skirt, grabbed and stitched together in four small horizontal tucks throughout; ankle length; small train; couture techniques; pleated strip is unsewn on left front shoulder. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Magenta taffeta evening gown; deep V-neckline in front; short kimono sleeves; pointed bodice; side zipper closure; full skirt, grabbed and stitched together in four small horizontal tucks throughout; ankle length; small train; couture techniques; pleated strip is unsewn on left front shoulder. Worn by Hildegarde.
  • Black taffeta circle skirt; multiple gores with diagonally pleated fabric mitered at seamlines; center back zipper closure; tea length.
  • 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. Worn by Valentina.

    Worn with stole (Object ID #1995.379.C) to form three piece ensemble.
  • One shoulder purple velvet and taffeta gown; shoulder strap on left, built-in corset of black mesh, taffeta over-drape covering the bust and creating a large skirt to the right side, taffeta drape lined in clear polyester mesh to stiffen, left side zipper, bow on shoulder and on right side of skirt at the hip, ankle length. Line across the skirt where it probably draped across a hanger.
  • Dark navy blue silk tissue taffeta evening ensemble. A. Wrap-around blouse; V-neck; narrow shawl collar; long Dolman sleeves with unusual seaming; long wrap ties thread through opening in blouse; completely hand finished and over-cast. B. Skirt; stitched-down inverted pleats at center front and back; Triangular shaped back yoke has covered button/loop closure, one button is missing; Hand finished; Unlined; Full evening length. Worn by Valentina.
  • Copper colored silk taffeta wrap-around overskirt; waistband has extended hook and eye closure at center front, skirt does not meet at center front, two bronze changeable silk taffeta panels at sides, antique gold taffeta panel at back, full evening length. Shown with underskirt (Object ID #2008.01.44). Worn by Valentina.
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