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Woman's dress

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


Place of Use: New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall (dress): 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Overall (dress): 116.2 cm (45 3/4 in.) Length x width (belt): 179.1 x 2.5 cm (70 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2002.208.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red, blue, yellow, white and brown plaid short-sleeved dress with square neck, center-front button closure with eight large gold buttons, and matching belt. Label: “Claire McCardell by Townley”

Provenance

Charlotte K. Anderson; Given by the Charlotte K. Anderson Revocable Trust to the MFA, June 26, 2002.

Credit Line

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