Skip menu to read main page content

Gown, Evening


Pale pink, silk faille evening gown designed and owned by American fashion designer Claire McCardell. Its distinguishing construction detail is its lack of shape until the wearer wraps and ties the self-fabric waist sash to define the waist.


circa 1940s


Silk faille

Object ID


Resource ID


Credit Line

Gift of Robert McCardell

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.