Beachwear (sans wrap dress), Claire McCardell (American, 1905–1958): 1944, American, cotton. "Claire McCardell is remembered as a pioneer of American fashion... Like McCardell this playsuit is vibrant and full of youth. The print is not only playful, but it is visually stimulating. The trompe l'oeil pattern of white tabs with yellow buttons matches the buttons at the side of the wrap dress. Each piece of the ensemble is carefully cut to avoid wasting fabric, as well as, to flatter the body."