This is a cream cotton underbust corset with attached garters. Along with the back lacing, thee are lacing panels on either side of the busk and at the sides-back. These extra lacing sections are laced with a somewhat elastic braid. All the lacing…
Creator: Holly Hummel
Date: 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-15
An exhibition of selected garments (dating from 1836-1956) donated to the Vassar College Costume Collection. The exhibition took place in the Faculty Commons in the College Center at Vassar, from June 12-15, 2014.
Creator: Mark Cross
Cream leather ladies' gloves made by Mark Cross London. The gloves are machine sewn and the cream leather is soft and unbroken. A gold metal snap at the wrist secures each glove, with the Mark Cross logo on the plastic cap of each snap.
Beige satin wedding dress with tan lace trim, pearls with accompanying bridal cap, bridal cap veil, and lace pieces. Straight chemise style over-dress with under-dress with fitted sleeves attached. Combination of hand-sewing and machine-sewing…
Cream satin wedding dress with train. The dress has a dropped waist, full circle skirt, long fitted sleeves, and scoop neck. The train attaches to the shoulders with hooks and eyes and snaps. The train has the same cream satin fabric and layered…
Drop-waist dress of black chiffon with accents of green, orange, yellow, blue/purple in the beading and lining; knee length hem; boat neckline; long sleeves; snap closures along side seam; plastic beads on the skirt, neckline, bodice, and sleeves;…
Cream lace wedding dress: lining made of silk taffeta; machine-made lace overdress. Square neckline; two darts bust to waist, two darts past the waist on the back, two small darts on side of lingerie straps of lining, all the darts are in the lining;…
Creator: Liberty of London (attributed)
Wheat-colored China silk dress with smocking details at neck, waist, and sleeves; bateau neckline, smocking coming to a small point in center front; gathered torso, giving a full, balloon effect to bodice; dropped shoulders with full sleeves, and…
Camisole was once white. Buttons down the front. Tank sleeves. Collar and armholes are trimmed with lace. Sage green silk ribbon inserted about the front and back collars of the camisole, so as to tie in the front.
Creator: R. H. Stearns Co. Boston
Peach Underwear Set with Lace; a) peach silk low cut bra with brown lace trim at top; silk ribbon arm straps; elastic at back with hook and eye closure; seam allowance pinked out at back; french seam at bottom
b) peach silk lingerie shorts with…
Creator: unknown photographer
Kathryn Keeler Sherrill carrying the Daisy Chain for the commencement ceremony at Vassar College, 1925. Courtesy of Kathryn Keeler Sherrill VC 1927.