This folder contains ten various sized mixed media sketches (ink, gouache, pencil and watercolor in various permutations) of dresses, hats and coats. Two sketches stamped "S.A.R.L. Carven, 6 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées" and "Made in France", one sketch stamped "Hermes seiilier" and one other stamped "Made in France" with no futher attribution.
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.
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.
This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes many examples of the casual sportswear style for which McCardell is known: swimwear and resort fashion, printed dresses and 'apron' dresses, to name a few.
This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes examples of a wide range of McCardell's designs: floral summer dresses, plaid day dresses, coats, evening dresses, beachwear and even children's clothes.
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' style dresses and several examples of her famous 'Pop-over' dress.
This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines, including the notable Bazaar cover featuring her bateu neck square red shirt with black polka dots in diminishing sizes. It also includes clipping with a plaid dress now at the collection at MFIT.