Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Claire McCardell

Mary Longo sent this photo, taken on the FIT tour. "---Claire McCardell prototype of her signature outfit I believe. I wrote the info on a piece of paper handy, but I must have tossed it in my attempt to lighten my luggage of any excess. Perhaps someone can recall the specifics. Was this muslin piece made by students or is it the original made by the designer herself??"

I hope someone reading this will fill us in. Here are some pictures of two McCardell sets. The first was published by Whitman in 1956.

I purchased this one from Tracy Williams at the convention salesroom. Her rendition of the clothing is wonderful; I especially like the blue wool suit with black chenille stripes.

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