1940s Claire McCardell... pretty risque and fashion forward!

1940s Claire McCardell... pretty risque and fashion forward!

Sundress by Claire McCardell 1957

Sundress by Claire McCardell 1957

Clare McCardell 1950's. I will make this for the summer. I love it! If I made a matching button up top I could go to work and then the beach!

Clare McCardell 1950's. I will make this for the summer. I love it! If I made a matching button up top I could go to work and then the beach!

Ensemble  Claire McCardell  (American, 1905–1958)    Manufacturer:      Townley Frocks (American)  Date:      1944  Culture:      American  Medium:      cotton, rayon  Dimensions:      (a) Length: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm) (b) Length: 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm) (c) Length: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) (d) Length: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)  Credit Line:      Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949

Ensemble Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1944 Culture: American Medium: cotton, rayon Dimensions: (a) Length: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm) (b) Length: 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm) (c) Length: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) (d) Length: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949

Claire McCardell Sundress 1943. another great arrangement of buttons.

Claire McCardell Sundress 1943. another great arrangement of buttons.

Claire McCardell evening dress 1950. Met Museum designer couture unique unusual vintage style fashion 50s red pleated crinkle long gown Asian influence tie sash belt kimono

Claire McCardell evening dress 1950. Met Museum designer couture unique unusual vintage style fashion 50s red pleated crinkle long gown Asian influence tie sash belt kimono

Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958). Bathing suit, ca. 1957. American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of S. Capezio Inc., 1966 (2009.300.3849)

Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958). Bathing suit, ca. 1957. American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of S. Capezio Inc., 1966 (2009.300.3849)

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Dress  Claire McCardell  (American, 1905–1958)  Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1943 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length: 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949

Dress Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1943 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length: 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949

Claire McCardell playsuit ca. 1945 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Claire McCardell playsuit ca. 1945 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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