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RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new
RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs  | novelty print designer dress collectible new

RARE 1940s Claire McCardell moth print dress and bolero xxs | novelty print dress

How To Measure

Charming and highly collectible Claire McCardell 1940's dress and matching bolero jacket! Done in a crisp deep merlot cotton printed with yellow moths. Sundress has seashell etched brass buttons down the front, thin straps, fitted waist and slim skirt. Skirt has a few pleats and one larger inverted pleat in back and two POCKETS! Bodice has side boning. Bolero jacket is done in the same print and buttons and is curved in the front. It also has deep folds at the shoulders, a peter pan collar, wide thick cuffs and fitted shape. Both pieces are unlined. Last picture is of the same fabric in the MET Museum. Belt not inlcuded.

There is so much written about Claire's work. She is a highly collectible designer and has many collections housed in museums. Here are just a sampling of our favorite articles written about her work if you would like to dig deeper:
https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2017/06/deconstructing-claire-mccardell
https://cfda.com/news/fashion-flashback-claire-mccardell

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Brand: claire mccardell by townley / madame evelyn birmingham alabama
Size on tag: None
Fits like: xss
Color: merlot/gold-yellow
Material: screen printed cotton
Condition: Excellent Vintage: a few broken threads under the arm.

✂-----Measurements Dress:
Bust (underarm seam) : 31"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 40
Total length: 43.5" (5" hem allowance)

✂-----Measurements Jacket:
Bust (underarm seam) : 34"
Waist: 28"
Total length: 14.5"
Sleeves: 8.5"