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Woman's suit in three parts

mid 1950s
Claire McCardell (American, 1905-1958)


Jacket: Center back: 48.3 cm (19 in.) Skirt: Center back: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.) Height x length: 5.1 x 94 cm (2 x 37 in.)

Accession Number


Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Jacket of a woman’s suit in three parts. Three shiney domed bress? buttons. Self-fabric loops for belt at the waist. Wide round collar. Lined with label on inside at neck reading, “claire mccardell clothes by townley.” Black wool skirt. Black leather belt with metal buckle and end tip in brass-like yellow metal plate.


2011, purchased by Pam Parmal from Ebay; 2011, gift of Parmal to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Pamela Parmal in memory of Dolores Parmal