Dress

Description:

Monastic Dress of red and black floral printed cotton. The dress is street-length, with natural shoulders, long sleeves and a high scoop neckline. At the waist is a black leather belt which passes through the garment at the sides, allowing the sides of the dress to be loose and flowing. The belt has a snap closure, and is designed to look "tied" at front.

Also referred to as a Trapeze dress.

Dress has two labels sewn inside at back of collar. Designer's label: "Claire McCardell Clothes / by Townley" and Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"

Belt has stamped in white on the back: "10 Claire McCardell 608"

From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus.

Creator(s): McCardell, Claire
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: 1958  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 157
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1958
Coverage:
Place
United States
Date
1958  
Description:

Monastic Dress of red and black floral printed cotton. The dress is street-length, with natural shoulders, long sleeves and a high scoop neckline. At the waist is a black leather belt which passes through the garment at the sides, allowing the sides of the dress to be loose and flowing. The belt has a snap closure, and is designed to look "tied" at front.

Also referred to as a Trapeze dress.

Dress has two labels sewn inside at back of collar. Designer's label: "Claire McCardell Clothes / by Townley" and Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"

Belt has stamped in white on the back: "10 Claire McCardell 608"

From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus.

Note:

This garment was part of the Carrie Marcus-Neiman Foundation collection of fashion, begun by Stanley and Edward Marcus to promote fashion and to honor their aunt Carrie Marcus-Neiman, one of the three founders of Neiman-Marcus.

Physical Description:

Size 10

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Subject(s):
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Added Title: Monastic Dress
Added Title: Trapeze Dress
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1938.001.409
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30030
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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