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October 16, 2019

The Claire McCardell Project Film by John M. Woody is live!

October 2, 2019

Women's World Daily picked up our story about the Claire McCardell Statue in their online e-zine! 

(Photo credit: John M. Woody)

"Sculptor Sarah Hempel Irani plans to present a scale model for what will be a bronze statue at the Oct. 11 launch party in her studio. The sc...

August 9, 2019

Featured in the Frederick News Post's 72 Hours Insert.

Planned statue of renowned Frederick designer could be one of the city’s first female public sculpture

By Kate Masters kmasters@newspost.com

The woman who invented ballet flats was from Frederick.

Designer Claire McCar...

March 4, 2019

 The Frederick Arts Club has invited me to create a large bronze sculpture celebrating the life and work of Claire McCardell. The more I learn about Claire, the more excited I get about this project! She was a revolutionary American designer. 

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