Claire McCardell 1940-1950 by 5aR8032

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									Claire McCardell
      1940-1950
     Haley McHenry
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                                      Early Years
             Born May 24, 1905 in Fredrick Maryland

             Attended college and graduated with design

             Worked for Townley Frocks
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  McCardell’s Inspirations
             &
        Notoriety
 Known for the American
  ready-to-wear fashion

 Established the sportswear look

 "Most of my ideas," stated McCardell, "come
  from trying to solve my own problems."
   News of the Times

 WW II started in 1941

 Could not obtain fabrics from France

 Trends: shoulder pads, use of different
  fibers, boxy cuts
    McCardell’s Impact Today
 Established the “American” look

 Timeless designs

 Use of different fabrics
Garments
   Popover Dress




The wrap around house dress
Monastic Dress




Waist- less tent dress
Diaper Bathing Suit




Comfortable and functional
Fabric Draping and Gathering
                      References
 http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc3500/sc3520/013500/
  013581/html/13581bio.html
 http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Ma-Mu/Mccardell-Claire.html
 http://fashionsfinest.fuzzylizzie.com/clairemccardell.html
 Claire McCardell- “Fashion Designer Encyclopedia.”

								
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