Clare McCardell 1950's. I will make this for the summer. I love it! If I made a matching button up top I could go to work and then the beach!

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Ensemble Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1944 Culture: American Medium: cotton, rayon Dimensions: (a) Length: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm) (b) Length: 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm) (c) Length: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) (d) Length: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Claire McCardell, 1949

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Detail, Claire McCardell rayon evening dress, circa 1939, New York, gift of Denise Otis | copyright MFIT. Photo by Eileen Costa

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Claire McCardell evening dress 1950. Met Museum designer couture unique unusual vintage style fashion 50s red pleated crinkle long gown Asian influence tie sash belt kimono

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Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958). Bathing suit, ca. 1957. American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of S. Capezio Inc., 1966 (2009.300.3849)

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