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

Dress of black and white paisley jacquard-woven design. V-neck front and back, short sleeves cut in line with bodice; fitted waist with fabric covered belt; slightly flaired skirt with back zipper closure. 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, 1950s

Place of Use

New Hampshire, United States


Overall (dress): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Overall (dress): 104.1 cm (41 in.) Length x width (belt): 77.5 x 4.4 cm (30 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jacquard-woven cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts