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vintage 1940's dress ...rare designer Claire McCardell red wool dress

vintage 1940's dress ...rare designer Claire McCardell red wool dress

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 true vintage 1940's Claire McCardell dress is pristine condition!

"Claire McCardell by Townley" with "Makoff Salt Lake City" boutique label.

Time magazine did a cover feature on McCardell. In the article, Stanley Marcus was quoted as saying, “She is one of the few creative designers this country has ever produced.”

Also, Claire McCardell was a classmate (and possibly a roommate) with Joset Walker which makes sense given the skirt design of this fabulous dress...


  • classic forties silhouette
  • shoulder pads
  • box pleated skirt is fuller at the back (very similar to a design by joset walker)
  • original brass buttons
  • kerchief tie neck, or deep swallowtail lapel
  • hip pockets
  • side metal zipper



Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our


bust-34-36", waist-26", length-47"



excellent - appears to have been worn very little (if at all?) and stored very well. missing original belt but many of Claire McCardell's dresses are displayed with various belts of the era so this is really a non-issue. there's also 4" at the hem if you'd like to make a matching belt. price adjusted accordingly. 


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