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Creator: Edward Abbott

Date: 1956

Pink Feathered Cocktail Dress; light pink silk, light pink feathers, nude nylon mesh, metal zipper and hook, white elastic; sweetheart neckline with a split and overlap detail on the front of shoulder, 1.5 inch "sleeve" piece, neckline extends to top…


Creator: Robert Rollins Blazer

Date: 1952

Grey Wool Vassar College Blazer; Grey wool, grey polyester, grey mother of pearl; gray blazer with notched lapel, left patch pocket with embroidered VC crest in silvery gray thread, 3 buttons at CF, front patch pockets at either front side, full…

Basketball player, from the 2000 Vassarion

The Axies, from the 2000 Vassarion

1950s Students in Vassar Blazers, also wearing bermuda shorts, loafers or keds, and short socks.

Photograph of Sarah S. Graham ‘35 wearing her Class Day dress at her reunion in 1960. Courtesy of her niece, Margie Mitchell.

This Vassar graduate wore her blazer with plaid bermuda shorts, loafers, and short socks.

Photograph of Fanny Simpson, Class of 1902 Fanny Simpson, another bridesmaid in Grace Woodworth’s wedding and a Vassar graduate of 1902, was a social butterfly and fashion enthusiast who donned very feminine, fashionable dress. Courtesy of Archives…


Photograph of Katherine Iris Arnold, Class of 1895. This Vassar graduate chose to wear a style, which includes lapels and a stand collar, very similar to the green taffeta dress, VC1992014. Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections Library, Vassar…

Photograph of Helen M. Slade, Class of 1894 This portrait, like several others from the mid-1890s and beyond, pictures a Vassar student wearing an assertive, menswear-inspired ensemble, a style adopted largely by the so-called emancipated women at…

Dressing up, courtesy of Allegra Shunk, VC2009

Daisy Chain, courtesy of Baize Buzan, VC2010


The Robert Rollins company, shown in this ad from a Music Educators Journal of 1969, was the maker of the Vassar blazers.


Dorm life 2006, courtesy of Liz LaBrocca, VC2009

Portrait of Floy Stager Shirk, VC ex-1907, during her freshman year at Vassar, c. 1904. Courtesy of Marolyn Davenport, VC1968, her granddaughter.

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