An independent, pioneering, resolutely American attitude toward the world and, specifically toward fashion, formed the sturdy design backbone of Claire McCardell (1905-1958). Today we credit McCardell as having created an American style of casual dress in the twentieth century that was without precedent. But at a time when every American designer of note was sent to Paris to copy the latest styles, McCardell shrugged off the Paris couture industry, refusing, after 1940, to visit the collections or even to look at Paris ...

Claire McCardell 1998, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810943759