Vera Maxwell (Fashion, Alumna)
Vera Maxwell Originals, (circa 1940s)
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A pioneer of women's sportswear design, Maxwell was best known for her suits and topcoats. The designer was the subject of two museum retrospectives, the first in 1970 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the second in 1980 at the Museum of the City of New York.