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: 185
Past 30 days: 0
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 object was part of the Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of fashion items collected by Stanley and Edward Marcus in honor of their aunt, one of the original founders of Neiman-Marcus. Begun in 1938, the collection comprised important items of fashion from each season, and included many items designed by winners of the Neiman-Marcus Fashion Awards, as well as pieces owned by or collected by Carrie Marcus-Neiman.

Physical Description:

Size 10

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Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Series Title: Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of Fashion
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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