Mount Mary University Digital Collections

Evening gown

Item

Title

Evening gown

Description

Off-white silk chiffon over silk evening gown with blue rose print; V-neckline in front, square neckline in back; square set-in sleeves. Worn with evening coat (Object ID #1983.239).

Worn by Lynn Fontanne to receive a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970, although the gown was created much earlier. This gown was possibly made by Valentina, but has been significantly altered. Purchased at the auction of Lynn Fontanne's estate using funds from Mount Mary alumnae.

Relation

Evening coat (Object ID #1983.239)

Date

1940-1950

Source

Donor: Mount Mary Alumnae

Identifier

Object ID #1983.254
https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/files/original/acf17f00f6cb4a7c7ffa49fa01d9db6d.jpg

Rights

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

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

“Evening gown,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed June 18, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/3118.