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McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
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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

Press Coverage, 1972-1975

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, 1922-198...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Press Coverage, 1928-1956

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 Spor...

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 designe...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1954

In this folder are Xeroxed clippings, including trend reports for spring, several clippings relating to McCardell's separates, accessories, and resort collections. Also in the folder in an article from the New Yorker, titled 'Feminine fa...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings (Monastic Dress), 1932-1938

This folder contains clippings with examples of McCardell's 'Monastic dress', dinner and hostess dresses, knitted dress, and earlier works with elements that will later become her signature such as use of plaids and stripes, and cas...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1944

This folder contains clippings from local and national publications. It includes the cover of Life magazine from August 28, 1944, as well as examples from McCardell's designs of day dresses, outdoors outfits and plaid dresses.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1946

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 be...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1951-1952

This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes a coverage of a wide range of McCardell's designs: dresses for afternoon and garden parties, beachwear, tennis outfits, pleated dresses, plaid dress, 'Grecian'...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Design Clippings, 1954

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...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

Personal and Corporate Correspondence, 1940-1951

This folder contains personal and corporate correspondence, where appropriate original newspaper clippings are attached. Also in the folder an original Western Union telegram from 1946 congratulating her for winning the Fashion Trades Poll as bes...

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

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 he...

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958

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