Claire McCardell Woman's Suit

Claire McCardell Woman's Suit

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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.
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Object Name
suit, 3-piece
Object Type
Other Terms
Suit, 4-Piece; Entire Body; Main Dress; Female
date made
McCardell, Claire
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Sevier Madden
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American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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