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Claire McCardell

Inspired by this post at Dress A Day, I began doing a little research on Claire McCardell.

http://www.dressaday.com/2008/06/meet-our-advertisers-3-marge-at-born.html

I must confess, I’d never heard of her. What a shame. You’ll think so too when you read this….

http://www.squidoo.com/clairemccardell

Scroll down and don’t miss the article at TIME magazine. Incredible that even in the world of fashion, women don’t get proper credit. We should all know this woman’s name, because like as not, many of us are wearing clothes that she inspired. I never got a real idea of what American Sportswear was all about UNTIL I read about its history and the major role Claire McCardell played.

Claire McCardell

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/amsp/ho_1997.193.2.htm

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June 25, 2008 - Posted by | Designer clothes, inspiration, vintage | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the links – they are interesting reads!

    Comment by stacysews | June 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. My pleasure! A Dress A Day provides a great start to fashion research, almost constantly. I’m thinking of buying some of the books suggested at the end of the page. Already checked my library system; they don’t have any of them. sigh

    Comment by odumnobles | June 26, 2008 | Reply


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