Follow the Thread

a textile & costume history blog from the Design Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Online talk: Women Makers and Designers


Sponsored by the Jefferson Alumni Association, this talk was presented by curator Jade Papa on International Women’s Day to celebrate some of the women whose works are included in the Textile & Costume Collection. Use the link below to view the presentation and delve into the incredible careers of textile designer Dorothy Liebes and fashion designer Claire McCardell, with wonderful examples from the collection.

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  • Valerie Rabin Heald says:

    I am sorry I was not aware of this event. I am a graduate of PCT&S (1978) and those Claire McCardell dresses belonged to my mother. I am pretty sure I have more! My sister and I were never as tiny as our mother so these dresses were only worn by our mom!!!

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