The collection includes Claire McCardell's sketches and illustrations as a student, as well as sketches, newspaper and magazines clippings, correspondence, advertisements, invitations to fashion-related events and original photographs from her career as a fashion designer.
This folder contains advertisements for retailers such as B. Altman & Co., Bonwit Teller and Lord & Taylor, as well as for fabric manufacturers. It includes examples of McCardell's swimwear, day and evening wear.
This folder contains photographs of McCardell's designs, several of them have relevant newspaper clippings attached. Also in the folder are pictures of McCardell receiving the Mademoiselle Merit Award, 1943.
Professional work. Tear sheets and clippings; advertisements; correspondence; press releases; original sketches; original photographs. All relating to her work as a successful fashion designer for over two decades.
This folder contains news paper clipping from Fashion Week, the national news paper of retailing from November 13, 1972. It describes a retrospective fashion show of McCardell's designs, organized by American Designer Rudi Gernreich, 1922-1985. Also in this folder is a newspaper clipping from 1975 featuring a sundress designed by McCardell in 1946.
This folder contains original magazine and newspaper clippings spanning from the early days of McCardell's career as a fashion designer to the end of it. In the folder are examples of the wide range of her designs and the unique American Sportswear style she created.
This folder contains Xeroxed clippings of McCardell's designs including swimwear, daywear and examples of her warp dress and other styles that have become her signature over time. Also in the folder are several profile articles of the designer herself and her collections.
This folder contains Xeroxed clippings, some relating to the contest "Maid of Cotton" of which McCardell was a judge that year. Also in the folder are many examples of swimwear and resort designs. It is interesting to note this folder also contains fashion report from Paris and several clippings referring to Dior's New Look, highlighting the discussion in the American market and Media with the comeback of Paris couture after the war.
This folder contains Xeroxed clippings, including McCardell's bathing suit featured on the cover of Life Magazine. Also in the folder are clipping regarding McCardell's men's wear design for an event related to the Costume Institute exhibition "Adam in the Looking Glass" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several clippings relating to her collection of pleated dresses.