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Woman's dress in two parts

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Sleeveless dress in two shades of yellow (half darker, half lighter), gathers to ties at neck, deep V neckline; falls in classical pleats at waist, with long wrapping ties. Labeled: "Claire McCardell Clothes/ by Townley/ Fabric by Stonecutter." Bolero jacket with short sleeves cut in one with...

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Provenance

Purchased by dealer from a Long Island, New York estate sale. Purchased by the MFA from Naomi Gittler, through an internet auction, April 26, 2006.

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund

American, 1950–58

Dimensions

Center back (dress): 114.3 cm (45 in.) Center back (jacket): 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1173.1-2

Medium or Technique

Rayon faille

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes