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Woman's dress

American
1950s
Designed by Claire McCardell (American, 1905-1958), For Townley


Place of Use: New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Overall (dress): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Overall (dress): 104.1 cm (41 in.) Length x width (belt): 77.5 x 4.4 cm (30 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.209.1-2

Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress of black and white paisley jacquard-woven design. V-neck front and back, short sleeves cut in line with bodice; fitted waist with fabric covered belt; slightly flaired skirt with back zipper closure. Label: “Claire McCardell by Townley”

Provenance

Charlotte K. Anderson; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

The Charlotte K. Anderson Revocable Trust in memory of Charlotte K. Anderson