Thursday, November 13, 2008

An American Master

Spanning over three decades, Claire McCardell has earned a spot among the 100 most important Americans of the 20th century (according to Life magazine). She has also been called "America's finest designer", "the force behind the ready-to-wear revolution" and the inventor of "American Style." Decades is proud and honored to offer to you, our loyal blog readers, this perfect little black dress. It is a fine example of what McCardell became known for, simple yet amazingly constructed pieces that anyone could wear.

The piece below is a shritmarker style evening dress, with an oversized collar and five brass closures just below the V shaped neck line.

Clair McCardell black evening dress, c.1940's. Contemporary size 8.

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