Claire McCardell Woman's Suit


Made in New York, New York, this suit consists of a skirt, a jacket, and a blouse.

The jacket is made of gray poodle cloth with wide, circular three-quarter-length sleeves. Three brass and black buttons fasten the center front opening, and the left and right front edges are cut in a wide circular shape.

Also gray poodle cloth, the skirt is cut with a slight flare and has a narrow waistband with a hook-and-eye closure on the left side. There is also a left side zipper opening, and a large patch pocket extends from the right side seam to the center front. A wide brown leather belt with a gold buckle was worn with the skirt.

The striped blouse is a gray, black, and tan jersey knit with sleeves cut in one with the bodice. The sleeves taper at the ends, the horizontal neckline has a hook and eye at the back left shoulder, and there is a left side zipper opening.

Date Made: 1949-1950

Maker: McCardell, Claire

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Related Publication: Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

Credit Line: Gift of Nancy Sevier Madden

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CS.316474.026Catalog Number: 316474.026Accession Number: 316474

Object Name: suit, 3-pieceObject Type: WomanSuitOther Terms: Suit, 4-Piece; Entire Body; Main Dress; Female


Record Id: nmah_365393

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