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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and belt)

Blue and red plaid dress with fitted bodice, full skirt pleated at waist, full sleeves with triple-box at cap, square neck and zipper-side closure. Blue elastic belt with same fabric on ends. Label: "Claire McCardell by Townley"


Charlotte K. Anderson; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

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

American, about 1950

Place of Use

New Hampshire, United States


Overall (dress): 104.1 cm (41 in.) Length x width (belt): 74.9 x 2.5 cm (29 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill


Textiles and Fashion Arts