I was just going through my blog roll, and noticed Glamour Splash's reminder that today would have been designer Claire McCardell's birthday. I think McCardell's work was chicer than chic; here are some of my favourite design/innovations of hers. Do you like this designer? If so, what are your favourite designs of hers?
1) 1934 halter-trouser resort/sportswear outfit for Townley Frocks.
2) Popularisation of the "side cutouts" style maillot bathing suit for women in the mid-1930s. Not sure Joan Blondell is wearing a McCardell design per se, but her suit certainly captures the essence of the style.
3) 1956 cotton plaid dress.