This folder contains nine 9 x 12 3/4" pencil and watercolor sketches of dresses, hats and coats. Many sketches accompanied by fabric swatches. One ink sketch stamped "made in France", "Société des modelistes de France and signed Pierre Fournait.
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 signed and dated.
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.
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.
This folder contains clippings from national and local newspapers and magazines. It includes examples from her stint at Hattie Carnegie, as well as reports on her work, design aesthetic and methods and her background. Also in this folder is a cover of Mademoiselle from September1940.
This folder contains clippings with examples of day dresses and summer cotton dresses. It also includes several articles about McCardell's work featuring her pictures, as well as reports on the Mademoiselle Magazine Merit Award she won that year.
In this folder contains examples of McCardell's day and evening dresses, resort and swimwear and several examples of her empire dinner dresses. Also in the folder are clippings relating to McCardell's rayon collection of mix and match beach outfits.
This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes examples of McCardell's use of double top stitching as a design element in day dresses, as well as examples of her bathing suits, safari suits and sailing outfits, Also in the folder are clippings relating to her raincoat line for 'Main Street fashions'.
Advertisements published in magazines and newspapers, including department stores' ads featuring McCardell's designs and of lines she specifically created for retailers across the country. It also includes ads in which her name is used to indorse fabric manufacturers and lines of accessories and undergarments.
This folder contains Xeroxed advertisements from leading department stores like Lord & Taylor, Niemen-Marcus and Bonwit Teller, as well as many lesser known retailers. The variety of retailers who sold McCardell's designs shows the extent of her popularity.
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.