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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

Design Clippings, 1948-1949

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.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1949

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings. It includes many examples of McCardell's resort and beachwear designs, and several examples of her evening wear designs. Also in the folder are several clippings regarding British designer Edward Molyneux's, 1891-1974 , visit to the United States in which he purchased several original American garment samples to reproduce, among them McCardell's.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Nude sketches and figure studies, 1928

This folder contains pencil nude sketches and figure studies. May have been done while McCardell attended the Parisian branch of New York School of Fine and Applied Art (today known as Parsons). Most sketches are signed and dated.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1946-1947

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings. Including an example for Ski suit designed by McCardell, as well as examples of her resort fashion, beachwear and 'Grecian' style dresses.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Nude sketches and figure studies, 1927-1928

This folder contains pencil, charcoal and crayon nude sketches and figure studies. May have been done while McCardell attended the Parisian branch of New York School of Fine and Applied Art (today known as Parsons). Most sketches are not signed or dated.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1945

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings from 1945 as well as undated clippings. Includes a cover of Vogue featuring her prize-winning collection for the Blum Store (1945). Also in this folder are examples of swimwear designs.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1942-1943

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.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Nude sketches and figure studies, 1927-1928

This folder contains charcoal and crayon nude sketches and figure studies. May have been done while McCardell attended the Parisian branch of New York School of Fine and Applied Art (today known as Parsons). Few sketches are signed and dated.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Department Store Advertisements, 1951-1956

This folder contains Xeroxed advertisements from leading department stores like Lord & Taylor, Niemen-Marcus and Bonwit Teller, as well as many lesser known retailers. It includes an ad for McCardell's children's wear designs for Saks Fifth Avenue.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

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