THE CLAIRE MCCARDELL PROJECT
Unveiling Spring 2021
The Frederick Art Club has initiated a project to honor Claire McCardell, a Frederick native who was an iconic fashion designer during the early 20th Century. One of the first American women to have her name on the label of a clothing manufacturer, Claire was an artist, a visionary, and a very successful businesswoman.
The Frederick Art Club is honoring Claire by erecting a high-quality, 7 ½ foot bronze sculpture of her image in a prominent and beautiful public location in the City of Frederick. The statue will preserve Claire’s history and celebrate the achievements of pioneering Frederick woman, artist, and entrepreneur.