Rare 1940s Vintage Claire McCardell Dress Clothes by Townley Stripes

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This Claire McCardell vintage dress is from the 1940s and came from one of the finest estates of vintage mid century designer clothing I've ever had the privilege of handling. The dress is made of a red striped cotton and has a double breasted button front bodice and a fabric sash tie at the neck. There are deep side pockets, an attached fabric belt and a side metal zipper. This is a very collectible dress from the legendary designer Claire McCardell. If you aren't familiar with her, you should know that she is credited with creating some of the first sportswear lines for American Women. You can see her pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume collection. This dress is in such incredible condition that it adds to the value and makes it even more collectible. The owner had actually known Claire McCardell and had several of her pieces. Excellent condition!

BUST: 36"
WAIST: 26"
HIPS: 44"
LENGTH from nape of neck: 45"

Details

  • Designer
    Claire McCardell
  • Brand
    Claire McCardell
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Material Notes
    Cotton, Striped
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Bust
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    LU2232874762
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