Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Browse Items (255 total)

  • 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. C. Stole; rectangular. Possibly this material was pleated and attached to the back of the halter top to form a bustle. Worn by Valentina.
  • White heavily ribbed silk bengaline bolero jacket; jewel neckline, shoulder yoke, ¾ length set-in sleeves, center front opening with no closures, hip length, extra piece under the arms, unlined except for a piece of muslin across the shoulders. Worn by Valentina.
  • White silk organza evening gown; V-neckline, long full bell sleeves, full skirt, belt or waist tie made of the same fabric to accompany the gown. Several stains and discoloration throughout.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Either this version or the pale pink version (Object ID #1983.184.ABC) was worn to the 1941 Academy Awards. 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.
  • White silk shantung pleated skirt; dropped waist, bandless yoke, mid-calf length.

    Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
  • Off-white silk charmeuse peignoir gown; bias cut, standing collar, drop shoulder long sleeves with gussets, pointed seaming into shoulder, dips to "v" at center back, high waist forms a point at center front and center back, full evening length flared skirt. All seaming is hand-faggoting, fabric over-printed with subtle brushy floral. Worn with ochre crepe cape (Object ID #1995.369). Worn by Valentina.
  • 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.
  • White and black printed silk gazar jacket. Pattern of white ground printed with black balls 2.5 inches in diameter connected by thin bars; jewel neckline; short kimono sleeves with turned back cuff; double breasted snap front closure; Peplum. This item is from Christian LaCroix Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection.

    Worn with Christian LaCroix Dress (Object ID #2013.04.20.A).
  • White and black printed silk gazar dress; pattern of white ground printed with black balls 2 ½ inches in diameter connected by thin bars, narrow straps at front, deep v-neckline, spaghetti straps in back, additional tie extending from bust, midriff yoke decorated with five medallions of beads at front, skirt has stitched down pleats at the waist, two rows of fabric near hem stitched on intermittently, center back zipper, knee length, lined in white china silk. Worn with matching jacket (Object ID #2013.04.20.B). This item is from Christian LaCroix Spring 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection.
  • White striped jacquard dress and accessories. A. Shift dress; White ground with royal blue vertical lines; jewel neckline; bishop sleeves with unusual cap mounting, 2 button cuff; straight skirt; knee length; china silk lining. B. Belt; 2 inches wide; hook closure. C. Scarf; rectangular.
  • Black wool suit with green, red, and white slub yarns threaded horizontally through fabric to form stripes. A. Box jacket; square neckline; true double breasted front closure with bound buttonholes; straight sleeves with one button. B. A-line skirt; knee length; zipper broken; missing button at left cuff.
  • A. Navy linen box jacket; patch pockets at hips; convertible collar. B. Navy linen skirt; dirndl style; mock wrap. C. Navy and white striped cotton blouse; flip ties at neck; short sleeves. Missing a button.
  • A. Navy linen box jacket; patch pockets at hips; convertible collar. B. Navy linen skirt; dirndl style; mock wrap. C. Navy and white striped cotton blouse; flip ties at neck; short sleeves. Missing a button.
  • B. Navy linen skirt; dirndl style; mock wrap. C. Navy and white striped cotton blouse; flip ties at neck; short sleeves. Missing a button.

    Worn with jacket (Object ID #1986.10.A) to form three piece ensemble.
  • White silk jacquard dotted ensemble; white ground with splotchy turquoise print. A. Shift dress; jewel neckline; very full bishop sleeves with 3 button cuff; straight skirt; knee length. B. Rectangular scarf
  • Black and white wool gingham ensemble. A. Princess dress; standing collar; Bias cut; center front bias placket with hidden button/bound buttonhole closure; bishop sleeves; flared skirt with inverted pleats in princess seaming; inseam pockets; knee length.

    Worn with cape (Object ID #1997.252.B) to form two piece ensemble.
  • Black and white wool gingham ensemble. A. Princess dress; standing collar; Bias cut; center front bias placket with hidden button/bound buttonhole closure; bishop sleeves; flared skirt with inverted pleats in princess seaming; inseam pockets; knee length. B. Cape; large gold-tone buckle center front closure; true bias seamline at center back; unlined; knee 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.
  • A. White and red plain weave cotton shirtwaist dress; sleeveless; mandarin collar; center front bound with five button closure; fully gathered skirt. B. Red cotton tie belt.
  • Yellow wool coat with yellow and white houndstooth accents; princess silhouette; single breasted; brass button closure; two patch pockets in houndstooth; raglan sleeves with seven inch deep houndstooth cuff; true double cloth construction.
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