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Straus, Joan Sutton, 1932-

  • US.20200502.037
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  • 1932-

Joan Sutton Straus was born in Canada, becoming one of its best known journalists. She has served many non-profit boards and received numerous awards for public service.

Swarthout, Margaret

  • US.20200502.039
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  • Unknown

Margaret Swarthout was born in Sydney, Australia and danced at the Royal Ballet Company in England for nine years. She worked closely with many of the 20th century's greatest choreographers and in 1966 joined the faculty of the Harkness House for Ballet in New York City to begin her teaching career. In 1975, she became affiliated with the Marin Ballet, becoming Master Teacher and Coach, and then Artistic Director.

Tilles, Roy E. (Roy Erb), 1887-1961

  • US.20200509.003
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  • 1887-1961

Roy E. Tilles was director, president, and general manager of Gotham Hosiery Co. Inc. He produced lingerie, tricot knit nylon slips, nightgowns, and negligees which were all accepted by leading stores in the country.

Trump, Ivana

  • US.20200509.005
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  • 1949-

Ivana Trump, born in Czechoslovakia in 1949, is a former model and ex-wife of Donald Trump. She and Trump were a part of New York City's social elite during the 80s; the two divorced in 1992. Later in her life she published The Best Is Yet To Come: Coping With Divorce and Enjoying Life Again.

Weinberg, Chester

  • US.20200509.013
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  • 1930-1985

Chester Weinberg was born in New York and graduated from the Parsons School of Design in 1951. After working for a series of Seventh Avenue manufacturers, he started his own company in 1966. His designs were soft and elegant - ruffles were his signature. In 1978, he joined Calvin Klein as a consultant and became head designer of Calvin Klein jeans in 1981. He won a Coty award in 1970.

Winters, Sidney

  • US.20200509.018
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  • Unknown

Sidney Winters was in charge of men's sportswear for Carnegie, Ltd., and later became appointed general manager of all departments and personnel for the Hattie Carnegie Inc. retail establishment.

Wells, Mary

  • US.20200509.020
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  • 1928-

Mary Wells Lawrence, born in 1928, is an American businesswoman who made her mark in advertising during an age when men dominated the field. She cofounded the advertising agency Wells, Rich, Greene Inc. and was noted for her campaigns for Alka Seltzer and Ford Motor Company. Wells was also the first female to be CEO of a company traded on the Big Board of the New York Stock Exchange.

Wrigley, Peter

  • US.20200509.024
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  • active 1970s

Peter Wrigley and Chuck Howard formed their own company after co-directing the Anne Klein Studio. Together they designed under the Mark of the Lion label in the mid 1970s. Their designs consisted of men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories.

Coburn, Julia

  • US.20201001.007
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Julia Coburn worked in a mid-western department store until being hired by Harper's Bazaar in 1927. At Bazaar, Coburn worked as the promotional manager. Three years later, the Hearst Newspaper company hired Coburn to be their Director of Fashion. Later, Coburn became the Fashion Editor of Ladies Home Journal. Coburn became the President of the Fashion Group in the 1930s. In 1937, she and Miss Tobé founded the Tobé-Coburn School. This was seen as one of the important moments that helped solidify New York as a center for fashion. The school prepared students with High School or college education for careers in the fashion field. After being bought and sold to a few different individuals, the school was incorporated into the Wood School in 1993. Julia Coburn retired and moved to Poughkeepsie in the 1970s.

Reeves, Ruth

  • US.20201118.008
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  • Unknown

Ruth Reeves was a textile designer, educator and painter active in New York City and India. She is best known for designing rugs for Radio City Music Hall.

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

  • US.20200516.025
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  • 1947-

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Wellesley College, she received a degree in Law from Yale University. During the summer breaks, Hillary worked in politics; in 1971, she traveled to Washington D.C. to assist with U.S. Senator Walter Mondale's sub-committee on migrant workers; the following year she worked on the campaign team for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern on the west coast. A year after graduating with honors in 1973, she was brought on to serve on the presidential impeachment inquiry staff, advising the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives during the Watergate Scandal. During this time Hillary was dating Bill Clinton, whom she met at Yale. The couple married in 1975 and their daughter, Chelsea Victoria, was born five years later. In 1977, Clinton joined the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. Bill Clinton was elected governor of Arkansas in 1979. From 1979 to 1992, Hillary Clinton acted as First Lady of the State while continuing to work at the Rose Law Firm. In addition to this work, she was an advocate for many children's causes. In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States. Hillary proved to be a practical First Lady and wife. After leaving the White House, Clinton became the first wife of a president to seek and win public office, gaining the U.S. Senate seat from New York. In 2007, while still working in the Senate, Clinton announced that she would run for President in the 2008 election. Although not becoming the Democratic nominee, the Democratic party won the presidency. The president elect Barack Obama nominated Clinton as Secretary of State. She accepted, becoming the 67th U.S. Secretary of State by the Senate on January 21, 2009. In 2015, Clinton again announced that she would run for president. In mid-2016, Clinton became presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, becoming the first woman to be nominated on either the Republican or Democratic political party's ticket. Although winning the popular vote, in November 2016, Clinton lost the Electoral College vote to the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. After her defeat, Clinton withdrew from the public eye. In September of 2017, she published "What Happened," a book disecting and rationalizing her 2016 defeat.

Buchman, Jeffrey

  • US.20200715.021
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Jeffrey Buchman works as a professor in the Advertising and Marketing department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In the 1990s, he was the head of the Advertising Communications, Marketing Communications and Direct Marketing Department. He began teaching in the video department at FIT in 1974. His father Sid Buchman also taught at FIT.

Costelli, Joseph

  • US.20200924.015
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Joseph Costelli was the chair of the Math and Science Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology during the end of the 20th century. Costelli began teaching at FIT in 1975. Costelli is the author of the textbook, "Introductory Biology and Molecular Approach."

Wood, Judy

  • US.20201001.006
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  • Unknown

Immigration attorney Judith L. Wood, has championed immigrants' rights for families and has persecuted individuals troughout the world for over 35 years.

Romano, Juliette

  • US.20201021.003
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Juliette Romano is a professor in the Career and Internship Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is the president of the United College Employees of FIT/SUNY. She was a member of the UCE/FIT negotiating committee and also served as assistant secretary of the executive committee. She served as vice president for contracts and grievances for seven years, and then became the local's executive vice president. Juliette has served as president of her local since 2005.

Grossman, Nancy

  • US.20201118.002
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  • 1940-

Nancy Grossman is an American artist. She was born to garment workers in New York City. In 1945 she and her family moved to upstate New York where they continued to produce garments. As a child she helped her parents with their clothing creation by sewing darts and gussets. She studied at Pratt Institute where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, but states her early life experience in sewing largely influenced her work as an artist. Grossman is probably most well known for her work with figures sculpted from soft wood and then covered in leather, and her work as a feminist activist. Grossman has said her work challenges the ideas of gender identity and gender fluidity.

Reeves, Carol

  • US.20201118.007
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  • Unknown

Carol Reeves constructed an all fine cotton broadcloth that assured exceptional wrinkle recovery, available in several shades. The fabric was featured in color advertisements of Vogue, Charm, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour.

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