Vintage Designer Claire McCardell Silk Dress Vintage 1950's Claire McCardell Townley Striped Silk Dress with stamped designs and buttoned front. This dress, is a beautiful representation of Claire McCardell's talent. One of the most famous of the American Mid Century female clothing designers, she knew how to combine beautiful designs with comfort. This dress is in excellent condition and is from an incredible estate of vintage clothing. Mint condition.