Designer Claire McCardell American

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The multiplicity of options offered in this raincoat's collar transforms a rainy-day necessity into something personal and creative. And McCardell has also thought of practical matters; big crescent pockets (which are inspired by menswear breast pockets), articulated in white stitching at the upper chest, allow for dry stowage. In the 1947 "Corolle" or "New Look" collection, Dior had perched tiny pockets at the bust; McCardell has made roomy, usable pockets.

Raincoat, Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958), cotton, metal, American

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