Claire McCardell ensemble    Photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harpers Bazaar, 1944

Claire McCardell ensemble photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, 1944

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Quel che resta, Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Betty Anderson is wearing a skirt and sleeveless top by Mary Stevens and wide leather belt by Phelps, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar Jan.

Bazaar 5/49-Elsie de Wolfe-Burma by Cartier Bresson-Christian Berard-Anouk Amiee

Mary Jane Russell, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, 1949 late era vintage fashion style white dress oversized pockets short sleeves belt hat gloves button front collar day dress

She has been dismissed as a designer of homemaker frocks: plaid shirtwaist dresses worn by Betty Crocker moms and Mrs. Cleaver clones — the domestic uniform of the 1950s — a fallacy jim…

Claire McCardell swimsuit She has been dismissed as a designer of homemaker frocks: plaid shirtwaist dresses worn by Betty Crocker moms and Mrs. Cleaver clones — the domestic uniform of the — a fallacy jim…

Jean Patchett in a skinny chemise by Claire McCardell called the "Stringbean", it could be worn with cummerbund or hang straight, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, 1953

Jean Patchett in a skinny chemise Claire called the "Stringbean", it could be worn with cummerbund or hang plumb straight, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, 1953

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