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Woman's dress

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

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, brass hook-and-eye closures

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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”


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