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Three piece ensemble

Item

Title

Three piece ensemble

Description

A. Black brushed silk overdress; 3/4 length sleeves; ivory organza cuffs; empire bodice; open at back with deep V; black satin bow with streamers; uneven hemline; small hole in front skirt. B. Black brushed silk underdress; back is brushed silk, front is taffeta; sleeveless taffeta bodice. C. Ivory organza blouse; worn backwards to fill in "V" of overdress; ruffled neckline and sleeve cuffs; snap and hook and eye closures. Ensemble was worn with cape (Object ID #1983.212).

Worn by Lynn Fontanne. Made by Lynn Fontanne using a Jacques Griffe Vogue pattern, which she reworked to give the overdress a deep V back. The ensemble was originally worn with a white ruffled dickey. Donor was the niece of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

Relation

Blouse from back (Object ID #1983.193.c)
Cape (Object ID #1983.212)

Creator

Fontanne, Lynn

Date

1960-1970

Source

Donor: Mrs. Suzanne Knapp

Identifier

Object ID #1983.193.abc
https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/files/original/a9f9ba6531aba270af78aaf2f7f8e1a4.jpg

Rights

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

Subject

Clothing and dress

Type

Still Image

Format

360 View

Citation

Fontanne, Lynn, “Three piece ensemble,” Mount Mary University Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2024, https://digitalcollections.mtmary.edu/items/show/3138.