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Morton, Digby

  • US.20201215.61
  • Persoon
  • 1906-1983

Digby Morton was born in Dublin in 1906. He reinvented the tweed suit, revitalising the British wool industry as he did so. His suits and blouses were practical, feminine and fashionable. Morton popularized ready-to-wear clothing during World War II in promoting British fashion.

Morris, Leslie

  • US.20201215.63
  • Persoon
  • -

Leslie Morrie grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She attended Parsons School of Design and worked for designer Harry Collins after graduating. She was hired by Bergdorf Goodman in 1931 where she worked for their custom design department well into the 1960's. Her clothes were simple, elegant, and conservative but never dull. Morris won a Coty award in 1957 for her creative designs.

Mitzou

  • US.20201215.66
  • Persoon
  • Unknown

Mitzou, born in Paris, is a Madrid-based designer known for her use of buttery leather, colorful suedes, and tucked/pleated coats. Her designs are exclusive in New York with Lord & Taylor.

Wilkins, Emily

  • US.20201222.51
  • Persoon
  • 1917-2000

Emily Wilkens, born in Hartford in 1917, studied fashion illustration at Pratt Institute. After graduating, she sketched dresses for department store newspaper advertisements. While vacationing in Hollywood, she was asked to design a wardrobe for the child star Ann Todd. Since then, Wilkens continued to design clothes for preteen and teenage girls. She won a Coty award in 1945 for "creating the Young Junior look" and served as a trustee of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Rykiel, Sonia

  • US.20201222.006
  • Persoon
  • 1930-2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel was born Sonia Flis in 1930. At the age of 17, she was employed to dress the window displays in a Parisian textile store.
Sonia was married to the owner of a boutique which sold elegant clothing, but in 1962 she just couldn't find any soft sweaters to wear when she was pregnant. So she used a supplier to her husband from Venice, to design her own. This first creation was called the Poorboy Sweater, and she started selling it from her husbands label "Laura. It made the cover of Elle fashion magazine, and brought her fame. She later became the first designer to put seams on the outside of a garment, and to print words on her sweaters.
In 1968, she opened her first boutique. Rykiel has written many books, including an A to Z of fashion, and a collection of children’s stories.
In 1980 she was voted one of the world's 10 most elegant women. In October 2001, she showed her Spring 2002 collection at the Louvre in Paris, proving that nothing has changed in almost 40 years she has been designing. Her slim fitted sweaters, her love for scrawling random words across a chest or down an arm endures, as does her signature stripes. Her daughter Nathalie collaborates with her now, on all her fashion activities.

In February 2005 Henri Bendel launched an in-store shop for the Sonia Rykel Woman line. Specializing in knitwear, Rykiel is a first rate designer, creating elegant, fluid garments in soft wools, jersey, angora and mohair. The Americans call her the "Queen of Knitwear". She is the one who encouraged Robert Altman to make his ready-to-wear film "Pret-a-Porter. In particular, she favours long clinging sweaters or small cropped pullovers, large rolled-back cuffs and long shawls. Her outerwear often includes voluminous cape-like garments.

Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.), 1908-

  • US.20201222.008
  • Persoon
  • 1908-2001

Robert Cronbach was born in St. Louis in 1908 and studied sculpture at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1930 he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Paul Manship. His commissions included sculptures and fountains at the United Nations General Assembly Building and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Federal Office Building in St. Louis. He was a WPA artist from 1936 to 1939. His first solo show was held at the Hudson Walker Gallery in New York in 1940 and he exhibited for many years with the Bertha Shaefer Gallery. He taught at Adelphi College in Garden City, N.Y., from 1947 to 1961 and was also an instructor at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, serving as chairman of the school's board of governors from 1975 to 1982. In December 2001 Cronbach died at age 93 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he had lived for several years.

Vollbracht, Michael, 1947-2018

  • US.20201230.50
  • Persoon
  • 1947-2018

Michael Vollbracht was an entertainer, designer, artist, and illustrator. His talent was early recognized at the Parsons School of Design where he won the prestigious Norman Norell Golden Thimble Award. He took on the reigns at Bill Blass Ltd after Blass's death.

Macrini, Rosalie

  • US.20210111.52
  • Persoon
  • Unknown

Rosalie Macrini began designing in 1930 for the Barbara Costume Company in New York specializing in cocktail and evening wear. Many of her dresses featured the floating chiffon drape, used to be wrapped in many ways to hide bulges.

Littell, Deanna

  • US.20210111.55
  • Persoon
  • Unknown

After studying at Parson's School of Design, Deanna Littell designed for the New York boutique Paraphernalia from 1965-1968. Shortly after she designed under her own label, known for her imaginative use of materials.

Notkins, Ruth

  • US.20210119.50
  • Persoon
  • Unknown

Ruth Notkins was executive literary director at Universal, responsible for finding properties for Universal's feature films, and films for independent producers under contract to the studio.

Passatino, Robert

  • US.20210314.51
  • Persoon
  • Unknown

Robert Passantino is a fashion illustrator who worked for WWD, notably creating modern graphic narratives inhabited by stylized elegant figures who reflected his vision of beauty, fashion and art, not only for WWD but also for Playboy, the New York Times, Vogue and Bloomingdales.

Ziegfeld follies

  • US.20200509.0026
  • [non-DACS actor]
  • 1907-1931

The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931. In 1932 they became a radio program as the Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)

  • US.20200509.028
  • [non-DACS actor]
  • 1925-

Established in 1925, according to newyorker.com, "Today The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, and humor. In addition to the weekly print magazine, newyorker.com has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by staff writers and contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and for its insistence on exciting and moving every reader."

McCall's

  • US.20201215.68
  • [non-DACS actor]
  • 1873-2002

McCall's was a monthly American women's magazine published by the McCall corporation. The magazine was founded by Scottish tailor James McCall in 1873 under the title The Queen.

Office of the President

  • US.20210314.55
  • [non-DACS actor]
  • Unknown

Under the leadership of the President, the office supports all activities related to FIT's mission, while assisting in continual assessment of the efficacy and quality of its programs and administrative offices.

National Council for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions

  • US.20210315.52
  • [non-DACS actor]
  • Unknown

The National Council for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions was a United States-based socialist organization of the 1950s. The council sponsored the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace in 1949.

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