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!

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!

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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