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Townley Frocks (Firm)

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Claire McCardell clothing samples collection

 Collection — Box: OSxxx-1
Identifier: KA-0125-01
Abstract This collection consists of one iridescent red dress and one light blue and white houndstooth shirt, both designed by Claire McCardell (1905-1958).
Dates: before 1950; circa 1955

Claire McCardell fashion sketches

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0082-01
Abstract Claire McCardell (1905-1958) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928 and went on to become a pivotal figure in the creation of American ready-to-wear clothing. McCardell received the Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1944, and in the same year returned to Parsons as a critic and instructor, a position she held for the rest of her life. The Kellen Design Archives has approximately 9,000 of McCardell's working sketches, covering...
Dates: 1931 - 1958

Mildred Orrick fashion and costume sketches

 Collection
Identifier: KA-0067
Abstract Fashion designer Mildred Orrick (1906-1994) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School for Design) in 1928 and went on to a career as a fashion and costume designer and illustrator, and designed part of the Futurama exhibition at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Orrick was a visiting critic at Parsons from 1947 to 1962. The collection consists of Orrick's fashion and theater costume sketches, 1920s-1950s. Additional Orrick sketches may be found in the...
Dates: circa 1928-1962