Vintage Claire McCardell Shirt Dress
Wonderful fresh design by Claire McCardell in a novelty cotton. Robin's egg blue with crosshatch jacquard texture. Slight satin sheen. Loads of McCardellisms abound with a sporty pleated back and oversize breast pockets. Easy step in design features large brass half round dome buttons and black contrast stitching. Long straight skirt. On seam hip pocket on the right side. A rare and delightful treat from an American treasure. Dating her designs is difficult, they are quite timeless really. I'd say early 50s. Some minor dots of rust on the back of the collar from a wire coat hanger-damn them. Also a small splash stain on the skirt is not noticable. I still would say this is in excellent condition. Missing original belt. Bust to 39" Waist 25" Hips 39"