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.

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Photo courtesy John M. Woody