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Claire McCardell

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Claire McCardell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Claire McCardell Marker
Inscription. One of the most important fashion designers of the 20th Century, Claire McCardell helped create “The American Look.” McCardell pioneered the American style of casual sportswear. Inspired by activewear and menswear, she made practical, comfortable and wearable clothes. She was dedicated to the democratization of fashion. As she once said, “I belong to a mass production country where any of us, all of us, deserve the right to good fashion.”
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 40° 45.219′ N, 73° 59.317′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman Norell (a few steps from this marker); Halston (a few steps from this marker); Rudi Gernreich (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry Ellis (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Brooks
Claire McCardell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Claire McCardell Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Willi Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rucci (within shouting distance of this marker); Lilly Daché (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Claire McCardell - Fuzzyline Vintage Clothing. Her first huge success came in the fall of 1938. This was her Monastic dress, a dress that had no front, back, or waistline, and that tied to suit the wearer. This dress was originally produced for Best & Co. who marketed the dress as the Nada Frock. Its huge success led to its inclusion in the Townley line. (Submitted on August 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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