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Claire McCardell fashion sketches ➔ Townley Frocks 1958: Checked Dress with Sleeveless Jacket

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

Townley Frocks (Firm) (commissioner)
Arnold Scaasi (artist)

Date

1958

Work Type

sketches

Measurements

8.5 in (width) x 11 in (height)

Description

Sketch by Townley designer Arnold Isaacs (1930-2015), who in the early 1950s had begun using the name "Scaasi". The design is part of a group of sketches that were produced for Townley's "Urban" label during Claire McCardell's final season. The sketch features a checked dress with a fitted waist, knee-length full skirt, and thin shoulder straps. The dress is also shown with a sleeveless jacket with a plunging shawl neckline that produces a drop-waisted effect.

Inscription

#835/stitched/down to/hips

Related Terms

graphite
Kellen Design Archives

Location

binder 127

Identifier

KA0082_binder127_35

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 




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