Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Claire McCardell - An Interview With Her Brother!!


No, I am not so fortunate as to have the interview here (damn!). However, my dear friend Viviene, who sells over at Specialist Auctions rather than (ugh) Ebay, has landed a coup! An interview with CLAIRE McCARDELL's surviving brother, Robert, who is a spry and articulate 94 years old. I urge you to scoot over there RIGHT NOW to read this fascinating document. It shows the private Claire that so few knew about.

For those of you plebians who do not know who Claire McCardell is, a quick lesson: she was a revolutionary fashion designer of the 1940s and 1950s. She pioneered elegant, easy-to-wear clothing for the modern woman. She was also her own best model, as this Vogue photograph from 1945 attests. Her dress is described as "merely two huge triangles that tie at the neck, front and back."

So follow the link on the right to Viviene's blog, "Always Playing Dress-Up," and have a most enjoyable read!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog


Gabreial said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

Hoardmeister said...

Thank you, dahling!

Hoardmeister said...

I'm sorry I had to delete your comment, dahling (you know who you are), but unpaid advertising is forbidden on my site!

amber said...

what a yummy dress :)