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

Playsuit Ensemble, Claire McCardell (American, Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date:

Claire McCardell – The American Look  |  Coletterie  The high neck and high waistband reconfigure the proportions.

Claire McCardell playsuit A bit of a tweak here and there and this could be worn today.

Dress, 1949-50, cotton, Claire McCardell for Townley Frocks (back view)

Wrapping provided for McCardell the shaping not only of the material itself but also of the sections of the body that remain uncovered. Thus, this McCardell dress, seen from front and back, offers very different views

Evening dress, 1945, Claire McCardell Met Museum Collection - Thought of as the "future dress," the design of this iconic piece is simply two pieced triangles that are tied at the neck.

Artist/Maker Claire McCardell, American, (Designer) Date 1945 Place American Materials silk

Claire McCardell sundress in cotton. 1946. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Claire McCardell, 1956

Claire McCardell sundress in cotton. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Claire McCardell, 1956

Claire McCardell (1905 - 1958)

Sundress Claire McCardell (American, Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1944 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length: 50 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949 Accession Number:

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