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McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
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Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

  • US NNFIT SC.38
  • collection
  • 1927-1975

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.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Photographs, 1938-1943

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.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Sketches and Illustrations, Undated

This folder contains pencil fashion illustrations of mostly day dresses and knits, some have detailed hand written notes of style numbers, construction and fabric information. Also in the folder are some pencil sketches of architectural and figure studies. Unsigned and undated.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Photographs, 1944-1950

This folder contains photographs of McCardell herself both privately and in public events. Also in the folders are photographs of Lord & Taylor windows from 1947.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Department Store Advertisements, 1955-1956

This folder contains advertisements, including a Lord &Taylor ad congratulating McCardell on her appearance on the cover of Vogue. In the folder there is also an ad for fabric with Raoul Dufy's prints from a series of a line of fabrics featuring works of artists like Picasso and Chagall. McCardell designed a resort ensemble with Dufy's print.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Department Store Advertisements, 1949

This folder contains advertisements for retailers such as Niemen-Marcus,, Bonwit Teller and Lord & Taylor, as well as for fabric and yarn manufacturers. It includes an advertisement for "Futuramic Oldsmobile" for which McCardell designed a summer ensemble to reflect the design aesthetic of the car and the life style that goes with it.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

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