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Fashion’s Unsung Hero: A Conversation about Claire McCardell’s Lasting Influence

Join MCHC as we explore what attracts contemporary fashion designers, historians, and writers to the legendary Maryland designer, Claire McCardell.

This virtual conversation will include guests Tory Burch, American Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur; April Calahan, co-creator/host of the podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion; and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, a Baltimore-based storyteller who writes about architecture, design, cities, culture, and of course, Claire McCardell. Victoria Pass, PhD, Associate Professor of Fashion and Design History at The Maryland Institute College of Art will moderate. Speakers will discuss how they personally connect with Claire and her work, and what happened in their personal journeys when they found Claire’s designs.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering, an automated confirmation email will provide connection instructions.

Image: Portrait of Claire McCardell, Allied News, undated. Maryland Center for History and Culture, Claire McCardell Photograph Collection, PP238.05.007

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Claire/McCardell Opening Party

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The entrance sign looking into the courtyard at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

After

Free Second Sunday