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Woman's dress

American
late 1940s–1950s
Designed by Claire McCardell (American, 1905-1958), For Townley


Accession Number

2006.1274

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, brass hook-and-eye closures

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Day dress with halter top in plaid cotton, with fitted bodice with full skirt, brass hook closures at front. Halter ties around neck. Label: “claire mccardell clothes”

Provenance

Dealer purchased from Unique Vintage Clothing Store in Shaker Heights, Ohio. MFA purchase via an internet auction from Ann Tartaglia June 21, 2006

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Chamberlain, by exchange