Mount Mary University Digital Collections

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  • Black, white, and beige striped silk chiffon ensemble. A. Blouse; high neckline with small standing collar; four snaps at collar; long sleeves ending in bound cuffs; sleeves gathered at shoulder cap; flared and gathered peplum; large ruffle from left shoulder down and incorporated into peplum; hand-rolled hems on fly-away ruffle; two snap closures at left waist. B. Harem pants; band at waist; two snaps and zipper closure at center back; voluminous pant legs end in tight cuffs at ankles with each cuff closed with two snaps. C. Belt; middle part of belt lined with solid taupe fabric under silk, and black on the back; unbacked ties at either end; chiffon at middle of belt is gathered. D. Light taupe silk charmeuse teddy; bias-cut; V-neckline; spaghetti straps; gathering at bust; small inverted triangular cut-out just below center bust; seams down center back and center front; very short inseam. Accompanied by original sketch of garment (Object ID #2024.02.02).

    Designed and built by the Fashion Design student as a couture project in 1981 at Mount Mary College. Val recalls being mentored by Sister Aloyse Hessburg and Charles Kleibacker (especially in fitting). The fabric was purchased from Kovack Fabrics in downtown Milwaukee where she worked for numerous years.
  • A. Black and white print crepe cocktail dress; bubble dress; plunging neckline; natural waistline; long fitted sleeves; gathered split skirt; skirt, sleeve cuffs, and neckline edged and faced with black and white grosgrain; black and white grosgrain modesty piece; underlined with organza; above the knee length. B. Black and white grosgrain belt; hooks in front.
  • A. Black and white print crepe cocktail dress; bubble dress; plunging neckline; natural waistline; long fitted sleeves; gathered split skirt; skirt, sleeve cuffs, and neckline edged and faced with black and white grosgrain; black and white grosgrain modesty piece; underlined with organza; above the knee length. B. Black and white grosgrain belt; hooks in front.
  • A. Black floral lace evening dress with stitched tape lace design in red, green, lavender, and white; contrast lavender bodice; fit and flare; scoop neckline; cap sleeves; natural waistline; scalloped hem.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1998.35.b) to form two piece ensemble.
  • A. Black floral lace evening dress with stitched tape lace design in red, green, lavender, and white; contrast lavender bodice; fit and flare; scoop neckline; cap sleeves; natural waistline; scalloped hem. B. Black floral lace evening jacket with stitched tape lace design in red, green, lavender, and white; fitted; peplum effect; scoop neckline; long straight sleeves; scalloped hem on sleeves and peplum.
  • Ivory silk twill fit and flare dress; natural waistline; large ruffled collar continues down to waistline; long straight sleeves with cuffs; double belt criss-crosses at center front and secures in back with covered snaps; gathered skirt; mid-calf length; underlined with silk organiza.
  • Ivory silk twill fit and flare dress; natural waistline; large ruffled collar continues down to waistline; long straight sleeves with cuffs; double belt criss-crosses at center front and secures in back with covered snaps; gathered skirt; mid-calf length; underlined with silk organiza.
  • Ivory silk twill fit and flare dress; natural waistline; large ruffled collar continues down to waistline; long straight sleeves with cuffs; double belt criss-crosses at center front and secures in back with covered snaps; gathered skirt; mid-calf length; underlined with silk organiza.
  • A. Black knit dress with pink, brown, and white paisley print; standing collar; softly gathered bodice; long sleeves with three button cuffs; box pleated skirt, top-stitched. B. Black knit tie belt with pink, brown, and white paisley print.
  • D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • C. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; jewel neckline; sleeveless; gathered at waist; bow on left waist; buttons down back. Label: Nicole by Margaret Newman. Not original to the suit, but similar to original blouse.

    Part of four piece ensemble (Object ID #2007.10.13.abcd).
  • A. Royal blue worsted plain weave wool suit jacket; notched collar with high stance; 3/4 length set-in sleeves; front opening; hook and eye closure under bow at waist; two single welt pockets; lined in white twill with royal blue polka dots; waist length. B. Royal blue worsted plain weave wool suit skirt; straight silhouette; straight waistband; two single welt pockets; center back vent. C. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; jewel neckline; sleeveless; gathered at waist; bow on left waist; buttons down back. Label: Nicole by Margaret Newman. Not original to the suit, but similar to original blouse. D. White silk twill blouse with royal blue polka dots; V-neckline; surplice front closure of hook and eye with snap at waist; kimono cap sleeves; darts at waist and bust; unlined; underarm stains. Original to suit.

    Worn by donor, Joan Urdan, as a going-away suit after her wedding.
  • White satin and black crepe dress; tuxedo look; white satin faux vest over black crepe sheath dress; deep V-neckline in front; double-breasted with black buttons; long set-in sleeves; center back zipper closure; lined; knee length.
  • A. White acrylic faux fur cocktail dress; A-line; jewel neckline with satin bias binding; straight sleeves; natural waistline; princess dress styling; knee length. B. White braided tie belt with rhinestone tassle ends; crushed fur look.
  • A. Black and white cotton dress; princess style; short sleeves with black bias binding; jewel neckline bound in black; asymmetrical mock closure at left shoulder; five covered buttons and bow at closure. B. Black leather belt; 3 inches wide.
  • Man's white muslin tuxedo shirt; wing collar; 10 tucks on front; French cuffs. A couple of buttons are missing.
  • White lace Chanel style jacket; jewel neckline; hidden snap center front closure with 5 black braid buttons; long straight sleeves with 2 braid buttons at cuffs; 2 mock pockets with flap/button at bust; 2 single welt pockets with flap/button at hip; scalloped lace edging on all edges and pocket flaps.
  • Blue and white plain weave linen day dress; V-shaped neckline; short bell sleeves; high waistline; white midriff trimmed with black buttons; skirt gathered into waistband; back kick pleat.
  • Navy blue and white plaid wool suit. C. Slacks; raised waistline; tapered legs. Worn with jacket (Object ID #1999.276.a). With the skirt (Object ID #1999.276.b) these pieces form a three piece ensemble, though not all three pieces would be worn simultaneously.
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