Mademoiselle magazine fashion editorial featuring two dresses in different shades of lilac. The dress on the left (in pink lilac worsted wool) is a shirtdress with a box-pleated skirt by designer Mary Stevens. The dress on the right (in blue lilac wool jersey) is by Claire McCardell and includes a pleated skirt and bodice with spaghetti ties that wrap multiple times around the waist. Both dresses are paired with long gloves and coordinating hats.
A similar dress by McCardell can be found here:
"Claire McCardell: Dress." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/157273?img=0.
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