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Woman's dress in two parts

Red, blue, yellow, white and brown plaid short-sleeved dress with square neck, center-front button closure with eight large gold buttons, and matching belt. Label: "Claire McCardell by Townley"


Charlotte K. Anderson; Given by the Charlotte K. Anderson Revocable Trust to the MFA, June 26, 2002.

Credit Line

The Charlotte K. Anderson Revocable Trust in memory of Charlotte K. Anderson

American, 1950s

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Place of Use

New Hampshire, U.S.A.


Overall (dress): 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Overall (dress): 116.2 cm (45 3/4 in.) Length x width (belt): 179.1 x 2.5 cm (70 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts