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Woman's dress

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

Place of Use: New Hampshire, United States


Overall (dress): 104.1 cm (41 in.) Length x width (belt): 74.9 x 2.5 cm (29 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Blue and red plaid dress with fitted bodice, full skirt pleated at waist, full sleeves with triple-box at cap, square neck and zipper-side closure. Blue elastic belt with same fabric on ends. Label: “Claire McCardell by Townley”


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

Credit Line

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