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Helen Beatty - 1951 - Oak Beach, New York - Dress by Claire McCardell for Mademoiselle - Photo by Herman Landshoff - @~ Mlle

Helen Beatty [wears a summer version of Claire McCardells tent dress made of a Hope Stillman satin-striped cotton], 1951 - by Herman Landshoff. New York.

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Vintage Beach Chic Swimsuits, A group of southern belle models sunbathe on the beach at Cypress Gardens theme park in 1953 near Winterhaven, Florida, Getty Images

Lisa Fonssagrives stars in a 1952 Vogue spread “Spice Pinks to Summer In,” photographed by Richard Rutledge.

The Look of Pink in Vogue: La Vie en Rose

Model lounging on bed, wearing Claire McCardell's pink and white striped dress Vogue 1952 Photo Richard Rutledge Lisa Fonssagrives in “Spice Pinks to Summer In” Richard Rutledge, Vogue, April 1952

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Claire McCardell, "Pop over" dress, with wrapped bodice and skirt, c. early She invented the Original wrap dress.

Vogue 1956        New elegance in the skirt-sweater-shirt. Everything’s the same soft maple sugar shade in different textures. Silk shirt, Orlon cardigan and a Hockanum wool tweed skirt. Photo by Richard Rutledge.

Vogue 1956 Photo by Richard Rutledge. New elegance in the skirt-sweater-shirt. Everything’s the same soft maple sugar shade in different textures. Silk shirt, Orlon cardigan and a Hockanum wool tweed skirt.

'Claire McCardell’s effortless, modern playsuit, buttoning at the front, tied at the waist and worn with a beret.' Photo by John Rawlings, 1953. [[beret to the beach? why not?!]]

On old photo of effortless, modern playsuit, buttoning at the front, tied at the waist and worn with a beret.' Photo by John Rawlings, [[beret to the beach?

Claire McCardell – The American Look  |  Coletterie  The high neck and high waistband reconfigure the proportions.

Claire McCardell playsuit A bit of a tweak here and there and this could be worn today.

* American Ensemble cotton 1943–44 Claire McCardell (1905–1958) Manufacturer: Townley Frocks

Playsuit Ensemble, Claire McCardell (American, Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date:

Claire McCardell, 1940s

Claire McCardell swimsuit She has been dismissed as a designer of homemaker frocks: plaid shirtwaist dresses worn by Betty Crocker moms and Mrs. Cleaver clones — the domestic uniform of the — a fallacy jim…

Claire McCardell romper playsuit 1948. Wrapped bodice clearly shows the bias cut that Claire often used for her tops; easy to use ball-button closure down left side.

Claire McCardell romper playsuit Wrapped bodice clearly shows the bias cut that Claire often used for her tops; easy to use ball-button closure down left side.

casual Parisian elegance!

The model is at the Paris Louvre Metro Station wearing a gray Christian Dior dress. captured by legendary photographer Mark Shaw for LIFE Magazine in - REALLY want one of these coat/dresses

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