Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Gown without jacket

Item

Title

Gown without jacket

Description

Peacock blue plush knit pile evening ensemble. A. Gown; V-neckline; long bishop sleeves; empire waistline; center front zipper closure; light blue silk crepe bodice, gathers into shoulder yoke; Peacock blue knit pile A-line skirt; floor length.

Worn with jacket (Object ID #2010.11.01.b) to form two piece ensemble.

Note from Sister Aloyse Hessburg: "Blue knit pile fabric by Borg Textile Group, a Wisconsin industry. They challenged the senior class in 1970 to create garments 'for a winter evening' using their fabric. Christee selected this fabric (at that time the most flexible of their line) and used the silk fabric bodice and lining of silk crepe. The fur closure hooks were the only available on short notice. (Industry would have had time to get correct size and color.) In a way - industry and Mount Mary College were promoting the possibility of using Borg Textiles to the Wisconsin public."

Relation

Two piece evening ensemble (Object ID #2010.11.01.ab)

Creator

Wartman, Christee

Date

1970

Identifier

Object ID #2010.11.01.a
https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/files/original/d4a5b2bfa9af79a3538c92a70def1b78.jpg

Rights

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

Wartman, Christee, “Gown without jacket,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/2540.