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Kaish, Morton, 1927-

  • US.20180711.013
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  • 1927-

Morton Kaish (1927- ) is an American artist known for his paintings, prints, and fashion illustrations. During the 1950s and 1960s, Kaish worked as a fashion illustrator for publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and Lord & Taylor. In addition, Kaish was a Professor of Art and Design at FIT for 25 years. While teaching at FIT, Kaish developed and led a study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Kaish has also been in Art-in-residence at a number of universities in the United States. His works have been featured in many museum exhibits across the country.

Pimsler, Alvin

  • US.20180726.023
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Alvin Pimsler was an illustrator at Pratt Institute right before he got drafted into the war in 1941. Coming back, he continued his career as an illustrator and became the president of the Society of Illustrators and taught at FIT.

Purnell, Catherine Clayton

  • US.20180711.066
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Catherine Clayton Purnell is a fashion illustrator whose work has graced the pages of Women's Wear Daily. She has also illustrated many books on clothing, style, and fashion. Her preferred medium were watercolor and colored pencils.

Stavrinos, George, 1948-1990

  • US.20180711.044
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  • 1948-1990

George Stavrinos was born in 1948 in Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He was known for his illustrations for Bergdorf Goodman, The New York Times, GQ, and Cosmopolitan.

Beuglet, Jeffrey

  • US.20180702.085
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  • 1949-2017

Jeffrey Beuglet (March 28, 1949 - February 3, 2017) was an American fashion illustrator. In addition to his work as an illustrator, Beuglet taught at the Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Herrmann, Bertha

  • US.20180702.109
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Bertha Herrmann and her husband Robert were fashion illustrators in the 1950’s for Lord & Taylor. The richly detailed and highly realistic reproduction of men’s wear were created using watercolor and guache as well as other mediums. They also had the unique ability to use pen or brush using strong outlines - a technique that "perfectly accentuates fashion’s shape and form." Their work is largely credited with establishing the Lord & Taylor signature look which was featured in full page newspaper ads accompanied by the famous script logo

Peters, Joseph

  • US.20180726.022
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Jonathan Joseph Peters is an American designer exploring the folcrum between avant-garde and ready to wear. He specializes in cocktail, special occasion, and custom work and appeared on season 7 of "Project Runway."

Zenou, Izak

  • US.20180711.031
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Izak Zenou is a fashion illustrator who has worked for numerous brands and publications including Chanel, Celine, Henri Bendel, L’Oreal, Sephora, Rizzoli, Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.

Donovan, Bil

  • US.20180702.032
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Bil Donovan is an American fashion illustrator. His client list reads like a who's who in fashion: Christian Dior, Vogue, and L’Occitane are just some of the companies Donovan has worked with. In addition to his work as an illustrator, Donovan teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Derro, John

  • US.20190516.007
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During the late 1940s, John Derro was working as a costume designer on Broadway before transitioning into women's ready-to wear in the early 1950s. For the manufacturer Mainstreet he designed high-end women's rain gear before the company placed him at the helm of their Young Couture subsidiary line. In 1958, he was honored by Bloomingdale's as a top young American designer. Sometime around 1962, Derro left Mainstreet for the head design position at the 7th Avenue label David Hart. In 1963, following the retirement of Evelyn Dawson, Derro became the designer for the Suzy Perette line, which Dawson and a partner had established.

Conrad, Giorgio

  • US.20181013-002
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  • 1827-1889

Giorgio Conrad (1827–1889) was an Swiss-born Italian photographer active in the mid-19th century.

Castle, Irene, 1893-1969

  • US.20180702.082
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  • 1893-1969

Irene Castle (1893–1969) was an American ballroom dancer. Castle was born Irene Foote in New Rochelle New York and began dancing at a young age. She met her husband, Vernon Castle, in 1910, and a year later, the couple was married. The newlyweds began working as a team, dancing in both North America and Europe during the early 1910s. In Paris, the Castles debuted new American dances, such as the Turkey Trot, and became the toasts of the town. When they returned to New York in 1912, the couple were hired to dance on Broadway and in Films. Their stylized "Foxtrot" and "Castle Walk" became dance crazes in America. Irene Castle was a trendsetter and served as an inspiration for fashion designers of the period. Her influence caused skirts to rise and balloon and corsets to become less stiff. The fashion designer Lucile provided Castle with a good deal of designs. After Vernon Castle passed away in 1918, Irene continued dancing, but never reached the same level of fame as she did during the 1910s.

Burrows, Stephen, 1943-

  • US.20180702.018
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  • 1943-

Stephen Gerald Burrows was born on September 15, 1943 in Newark, NJ. He attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art from 1961-1963 and then attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) from 1964-1966, where he graduated with a degree in fashion design. Successfully selling his garments to his friends or the "commune" as he referred to them, he co-founded "O" Boutique in 1968 on Park Avenue South.Burrows' use of color, color combinations, and fabrics was unheard of at this time. Burrows was influenced by rhythm and dance inspiring garments with a softer, slimmer silhouette that moved with the body and as a finishing touch, he originated the "Lettuce Edge", which is still in use today. In 1970, the fashion industry took notice of Burrows' innovative designs, where he was hired by Henri Bendel and given a boutique named "Stephen Burrows World". In 1973, Burrows was chosen to be a part of a collaborative fashion benefit between the United States and France at the Palace of Versailles, where Burrows and American fashion became an international sensation. Following his success, Burrows received the Coty award in 1973, 1974 and 1977. Burrows later left Bendel to open his own business on seventh avenue, marking his hiatus from the fashion industry until 2002. On February 13th, 2002 "Stephen Burrows World" reopened at Henri Bendel, reintroducing Burrows into the fashion world. In 2006, Burrows received the CFDA's Board of Directors Special Tribute after 40 years as a designer.

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