Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Laura Cooper on American Fashion and “The Gal Who Defied Dior”

Book Titles: Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism, Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism

Laura Cooper manages three sons, a husband (currently running for City Council, see johncooperforcouncil), and three dogs.  She also manages to read widely, think deeply, and consider the big picture:  why are things as they are? Today, I’m delighted to feature her essay on an exceptional woman you’ve probably never heard of – Claire McCardell – who had a big impact on how American women dress.  (Afterwards, …

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