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Claire McCardell Sundress 1943. another great arrangement of buttons.

Claire McCardell Sundress 1943. another great arrangement of buttons.

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

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

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)

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

Dress, Claire McCardell, 1948    via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1983

Dress, Claire McCardell, 1948 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1983

Claire McCardell Dress c.1948.  this one has a back!

Claire McCardell Dress c.1948. this one has a back!

Claire McCardell sundress 1943

Claire McCardell sundress 1943

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!

Playsuit with skirt - Clare McCardell 1943. CLOTHES THESE DAYS NEED TO LOOK LIKE THIS!! I'M SO IN LOVE <3 <3

Playsuit with skirt - Clare McCardell 1943. CLOTHES THESE DAYS NEED TO LOOK LIKE THIS!! I'M SO IN LOVE <3 <3

claire mccardell                                                                                                                                                      More

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* American Ensemble cotton 1943–44 Claire McCardell (1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks

* American Ensemble cotton 1943–44 Claire McCardell (1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks

Claire McCardell Charcoal Denim Dress, American, 1940s

Claire McCardell Charcoal Denim Dress, American, 1940s

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 fashion designs

Claire McCardell fashion designs

Dress  Claire McCardell  (American, 1905–1958)  Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 49 in. (124.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Kohle Yohannan, 2010

Dress Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 49 in. (124.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Kohle Yohannan, 2010

Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, 1944.

Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, 1944.