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Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954

  • US.20181012-010
  • Person
  • 1890-1954

Oswald de Andrade was born José Oswald De Sousa Andrade on January 11, 1890, in São Paulo, Brazil. The young Andrade traveled throughout Europe with his family. It was on these trips that he became familiar with the European avant-gardes of the early 20th Century. Although receiving a law degree in 1919, Andrade made it his life mission to introduce modern art to Brazil. In 1922, he and Mário de Andrade (no relation) organized the Week of Modern Art in São Paulo. Three years later, Oswald de Andrade published Pau-Brasil, a manifesto of sorts that called for Brazilians to reject the colonial culture and recognize Brazil's native heritage. Andrade's greatest contribution to Latin American Modernism was the Antropofagia (“Cannibalism”) literary movement. Throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, Andrade's political beliefs became more and more radical, and in 1931, he joined the Communist Party. Although he left the party in 1945, he remained politically active until his death on October 22, 1954.

Andre Studio

  • US.20180702.068
  • Corporate body
  • 1930-1941

André Studios was a sketch, or croquis, subscription service for garment industry professionals, located at 570 Seventh Avenue in New York City. The company was founded by designer Pearl Levy and her business partner, salesman Leonard Schwartzbach, sometime during the year 1930. André Studios was one of the many design services which relied heavily on copying and adapting existing models in order to supply a sufficient, up-to-date product to their customers.


  • US.20201113.001
  • Corporate body

Angel, Zuzu

  • US.20200404.20
  • Person
  • 1921-1976

Zuleika Angel Jones, better known as Zuzu Angel, was a Brazilian-American fashion designer.

Anglo Fabrics Company, Inc.

  • US.20200404.022
  • Corporate body
  • 1940-

Anglo Fabrics Company, Inc. was founded in 1939 by brothers Leo and Paul Honig. The firm produced high-fashion wool and wool-blend textiles. In 1965, the firm teamed up with Helena Rubenstein to create a line of colored fabrics that will match with Rubenstein's makeup products.

Anka, Anne

  • US.20220318.092
  • Person
  • 1942 October 2-2017 March 29

Anthony, John

  • US.20200404.023
  • Person
  • 1942-

John Anthony was born in 1942 in Queens, NY. In 1959 he graduated from FIT and started his own firm on Seventh Avenue, New York in 1971. John Anthony won a COTY award in 1972 for womenswear design.

Anthony, Mary

  • US.20200714.001
  • Person
  • 1916-2014

Mary Anthony was the founder and director of the Mary Anthony Dance Theater in New York City. Born in Newport, Kentucky on November 11, 1916, Anthony moved to New York City in the early 1940s to pursue a career in dance. In the late 1940s, Anthony studied at the Martha Graham School. In 1954, Anthony opened her own studio, the Mary Anthony Dance Studio. She founded her dance theater two years later. Mary Anthony continued to teach dance until her death at the age of 97 in 2014.

Antonelli, Maria

  • US.20181005-010
  • Person
  • 1903-1969

Maria Antonelli was born in 1903, in Siena, Italy. She began her career in 1932. She founded her atelier in 1951. That same year, she was part of a group of designers who showed in a fashion show produced by Giovanni Battista Giorgini in Florence. The show was meant to demonstrate the strength of the Italian fashion industry. Maria Antonelli passed away on August 22, 1969 at the age of 66.

Aprile, Gradina

  • US.20201113.002
  • Person

Gradina Aprile was an Italian weaver and quill winder who specialized in jacquard patterns with silk.

Aranoff, Morris

  • US.20200918.019
  • Person
  • 1904-

Morris Aranoff is the founder of Lady Lynne Lingerie, Inc. He founded the company in 1923 after getting his start in the lingerie industry at Sussberg and Feinberg.

Aranoff, Stephen

  • US.20200918.020
  • Person
  • 1936-

Stephen Aranoff was the president of lingerie company, Lady Lynne, Inc. and the son of the company's founder, Morris Aranoff. He started working on and off at his father's company in 1953 while he went to university at Brown, and began working permanently in 1957.

Arbuckle, Joanne

  • US.20220325.034
  • Person
  • 1954-

Joanne Arbuckle is deputy to the president for Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). As the liaison between the president, the college, and outside organizations, she develops and expands partnerships and collaborations nationally and globally for the college. She works closely with the executive director of the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab to integrate the work of the lab with the schools and other divisions of the college. Arbuckle co-chairs President Brown’s Workforce of the Future Committee and served on the Workforce Development advisory Board of AFFOA. Her experience as a creative director, business owner, educator, and higher education administrator, provides her with a comprehensive background in the development and implementation of educational programs.

Arbuckle served as dean of the School of Art and Design for over a decade. The school enrolls 4,000 students, has a faculty of 537 full-time and adjunct professors and instructors, and offers 17 majors. As dean, she was responsible for all school operations, departmental development, special programs, fundraising, student enrichment initiatives, and faculty recruitment. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design and served the association as a visiting evaluator on accreditation.

She became an associate professor in 2002 and a full professor in 2006. In 2003, she was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

An industry professional with more than 30 years of experience, Arbuckle worked as a designer and merchandiser before becoming president of the fashion-industry consulting firm Design Integrity. She has served as a consultant and industry expert witness for law firms on matters concerning the industry, and has participated in interviews for numerous media reports on subjects pertaining to fashion and fashion education.

Arbuckle co-authored the book Historical Dictionary of Fashion and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion.

She earned her Master of Arts in educational administration in higher education from New York University, her Bachelor of Science in fashion design at the State University of New York Empire State College, and her Associate in Applied Science in fashion design at FIT.

Archigram (Group)

  • US.20200404.003
  • Corporate body
  • 1960-

Archigram was an avante-garde group of British architects active between 1961-1974. The members included Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, and Michael Webb. Archigram first exhibited their work "LIVING CITY" in London in 1963. The collective's name comes from ARCHItecture and teleGRAM.

Archizoom associati

  • US.20200516.015
  • Corporate body
  • 1966-

Archizoom associati, an avant-garde Italian furniture company, was founded by Massimo Morozzi, Paolo Deganello, Gilberto Corretti, and Andrea Branzi in Florence in 1966.

Arden, Elizabeth, 1878-1966

  • US.20200321.022
  • Person
  • 1878-1966

Florence Nightingale Graham, who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian American businesswoman who founded what is now Elizabeth Arden, Inc., and built a cosmetics empire in the United States.

Aris Glove Company

  • US.20200118.008
  • Corporate body
  • 1910-

The Aris Glove Company, a European maker of fine leather gloves and knit accessories, was founded in 1910. The company moved to the United States and in the early 1970s, created a unique glove made from a nylon/spandex fabric with leather trim. Recognizing the glove’s unique 4-way stretch and massaging properties, Aris named the glove isotoner by combining the words “isometric” and “toning.” The isotoner glove was a major success with a name so recognizable that Aris adopted it and became ARIS Isotoner, Inc.

In 1997 the Totes Corporation merged with Aris Isotoner forming the Totes Isotoner Corporation.

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