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Zuckerman, Ben
US.20201123.50 · Person · 1890-1979

Ben Zuckerman was born in Romania in 1890. His first collection was presented in 1950 under Harry Shacter's designs which included dresses, ensembles, and excellent tailoring. Ben Zuckerman won the Coty award twice along with the Neiman-Marcus award in 1951.

US.20201001.001 · Corporate body · 1815-1876

Luigi Zuccoli, born in 1815, was an Italian painter, creating scenes from Italian domestic life. In 1860 he traveled to England where he lived and painted an episode in the Revolution of 1848. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1864 and 1971. He died in Milan in 1876.

US.20201001.003 · Person · 1925-1999

Patricia Zipprodt was a Tony Award-winning costume designer whose career extended from theater to dance to opera to film and television. Zipprodt designed costumes for the ballet and several Broadway shows including Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Cabaret (1966), Zorba (1968), Chicago (1975), and Sweet Charity (1987), as well as the film The Graduate (1967). She was very meticulous and committed to researching history, assessing color, collecting swatches, and overseeing the construction of costumes. She has won three Tony Awards and nominated for eleven in her lifetime.

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.

Zes Studio
US.20180711.033 · Corporate body · 2008-

ZESstudio is an all-encompassing design solution which includes part graphic designers, green design specialists, and web designers. ZESstudio produces high quality products and services for its clients.

Zenou, Izak
US.20180711.031 · Person · Unknown

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.

Zelnik, Martin, 1939-2022
US.20200522.002 · Person · 1939- 2022 April 1

Martin "Marty" Zelnik, was born and raised in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. He attended Riverdale Country School from kindergarten to high school. He then attended Brandeis University where he played sports, and was inducted into the Brandeis Hall of Fame for tennis. During his senior spring season at Brandeis he served as their first Women’s tennis team coach. After Brandeis, Zelnik attended the Columbia University School of Architecture and founded Panzel Zelnik Associates, a distinguished architecture firm that he led for 50 years. He taught for the Interior Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology from 1969 to 1999, making major contributions to the program, and held the position of Chairperson of the Faculty Association at FIT. He co-authored three major design standard publications. Zelnik passed away on April 1, 2022 at the age of 82.

Zelinka, David
US.20190730.003 · Person · Unknown

David Zelinka grew up in the fashion business in the Lower East Side. He attended New York University and worked as a salesman in the women's garment industry. In 1929, he founded his own company, producing women's coats and suits. After closing his business, he became chairman of the Fashion Institute of Technology's Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries.

Zelin, Beatrice
US.20200804.015 · Person · Unknown

Beatrice Zelin taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is the author of the textbooks "How to Draft Basic Patterns" and "Apparel Through the Flat Pattern."

Zee, Joe
US.20200715.004 · Person · 1968-

Joe Zee is a Hong Kong-born Canadian fashion stylist and the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Creative Director at Yahoo! Style. Zee is a FIT alum and broke into the industry as Polly Mellen's assisstant at Allure magazine, where he later went on to become the magazine's market editor. He has also formerly been the fashion director at W magazine and creative director of the American edition of Elle magazine.

Zaera, Lou
US.20201001.004 · Person · Unknown

Lou Zaera was a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching economics in the Social Science Department.

Zadora-Gerlof, Andreas von
US.20200509.025 · Person · 1957-

Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is recognized as the world's foremost gem stone artist. Over the years, Zadora-Gerlof has created unparalled jewelry, watches, objects de vertu, and precious architectural installations.

US.20200924.001 · Corporate body
Yanofsky, Anna
US.20201001.005 · Person · Unknown

Anna Yanofsky is a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Department. She earned her MA in fashion and textiles: history, theory, and museum practice and launched the @metcostumeinstitute Instagram account in 2017. In her current role, she researches and manages incoming and outgoing exhibition loans.

Yang, Michael
US.20191123.004 · Person · Unknown

Michael Yang is a Korean American technology entrepreneur and investor. He received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a graduate degree from Columbia University. He founded mySimon, Inc., Become, Inc., Council of Korean Americans and Michael Yang Capital Management LLC.

Yamamoto, Yohji, 1943-
US.20200715.010 · Person · 1943-

Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese contemporary fashion designer. Yamamoto's mother was a dressmaker with a shop in Shinjuku and he worked as her assistant after graduating with a law degree from Keio University in 1966. At her behest, he later enrolled at Bunka Fashion College. Yamamoto opened his first shop in Paris in the early 1980s and has since become internationally renowned with his lines Yohji Yamamoto, Y's, Pour Homme, Costume d'Homme, and Regulation Yohji Yamamoto. He has collaborated with brands including Adidas (Y-3), Hermès, Mikimoto and Mandarina Duck.

Xenakis, Helen
US.20200917.001 · Person · 1940-2019

Helen Xenakis has been involved in the fashion business since her teens, working as a fashion buyer for major retail companies such as Macy's and Sears for several years. She later transitioned into education and joined the Fashion Institute of Technology as their Internship Director.

Wynn, Evelyn Dawson
US.20201112.51 · Person · 1909-1990

Evelyn Dawson Wynn was born in Weehawken, New Jersey in 1909. Under the name Suzy Perette, she designed women's clothes from the late 1940s until the 1960s. The Suzy Perette brand offered licensed Parisian designs to customers at affordable prices. Wynn passed away in March of 1990.

Wyeth, Nathaniel C.
US.20211119.001 · Person · 1911-1990

Inventor of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle.

Wybenga, George L.
US.20200917.002 · Person

George Wybenga is a former faculty and board member of FIT. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a bachelor's degree (cum laude) in graphic design, and holds an MA in art education from Hunter's College. Prior to working at FIT, Wybenga was a teacher at Parsons School of Design. At FIT, he helped to develop their Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Packaging Design and eventually became the chair of the Packaging Design department.

W.T. Grant (Firm)
US.20220325.087 · Corporate body · 1906-1976

W. T. Grant or Grants was a United States-based chain of mass-merchandise stores founded by William Thomas Grant that operated from 1906 until 1976. The stores were generally of the variety store format located in downtowns.

Wrigley, Peter
US.20200509.024 · Person · 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.

Wragge, Sydney
US.20201123.51 · Person · 1908-1978

Sydney Wragge was born in 1908 in Brooklyn. He started his company in the 30s and was known to be an innovator of sportswear. He acquired the company B.H. Wragge Co., and produced coordinated garments that were meant to mix and match. Wragge won two Coty awards and was the first CFDA president.

US.20180702.067 · Person · 1825-1895

Charles Frederick Worth was an English fashion designer and a pioneer in Parisian haute couture. He is considered by many fashion historians as the founder of haute couture and has revolutionized the business of fashion.

Worlds End
US.20201204.011 · Corporate body · 1971-

Worlds End is the name of Vivienne Westwood's original boutique store in London. Previously known as various names, Let it Rock, Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die, SEX, and Seditionaries between 1971 and 1976, it was eventually reinvented as Worlds End in 1979, and continues to be known as such today. Worlds End was also a fashion collection by Vivienne Westwood in 1984.

Woodward & Lothrop
US.20220325.083 · Corporate body · 1885-1995 November

Woodward & Lothrop was a department store chain headquartered in Washington, D.C. that began as the capital's first department store in 1887. Woodies, as it was often nicknamed, maintained stores in the Mid-Atlantic United States

Wood, Judy
US.20201001.006 · Person · Unknown

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

Wood, John P.
US.20230524.001 · Person · early 20th century (active)

President of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers.

Women's Wear Daily
US.20180711.035 · Corporate body · 1910 (date of establishment)

Women's Wear Daily is a fashion-industry trade journal published by Fairchild Media which provides breaking news about the fashion industry, designers, trend setters, and fashion week coverage.

US.20201222.50 · Corporate body · 1916-Unknown

The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences was founded by Mary Brooks Picken in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to, "Mary founded the Institute on February 29th 1916 for the purpose of 'making a practical knowledge of the domestic arts and sciences available to every woman or girl, wherever she may live.' This was accomplished through correspondence courses on cooking, needlework, dressmaking, fashion and entrepreneurship. Through the Institute’s 20 year reign, they educated hundreds of thousands of students."

Wolman, Baron
US.20200804.020 · Person · 1937-

Baron Wolman is an American photographer most well known for his work in music photography for Rolling Stone, for which he was their first staff photographer.

Wolfe, David
US.20180816.002 · Person · 1941-

David Wolfe has worked in fashion industry for over 50 years, and is one of the industry’s most influential trend forecasters. Born in 1941 in Ohio, he took a strong interest in fashion illustration as a young boy. In his first job at Carlisle’s Department Stores, a small family-owned chain in Ohio, Wolfe was given free reign to take on multiple roles, including visual merchandise director, and teen fashion coordinator. He also wrote advertising copy and created fashion illustrations for the advertising department, and worked on their bridle fashion shows. Wolfe there met and married his wife Sheila, who helped foster his career as a fashion illustrator. During a visit to London in the late 1960s, Wolfe landed an illustration job at the prestigious fashion store, Fortnum & Mason. He then worked steadily as a freelance fashion illustrator for the next 20 years, for publications including the London Sunday Times, Womenswear Daily, and Galeries Lafayette. He also began working with Lee Rudd's I.M. International fashion forecasting business, which provided reports for department stores, textile companies, color companies, and designers. After a couple of years working with the forecasting company, IM International, in 1981, Wolfe started his own company, The Fashion Service, which created and sold trend information to designers, and advised merchandisers on what they should buy. In 1990, he joined the New York-based Doneger Group, from which he retired from his position as Creative Director in 2018.

Wolf, Nina
US.20200509.019 · Person · -

Nina Wolf is a multitalented costume jeweler and handicraft designer/manufacturer. She was trained as a costume designer in the late 1910s and later turned towards costume jewelry. Wolf designed Egyptian inspired jewelry to coincide with the release of the film Ceaser and Cleopatra where she tastefully combined ancient Egyptian pieces with modern fashion. She was honored with a Coty award in the 1940s.

Wintour, Anna, 1949-
US.20200804.001 · Person · 1949-

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist and the current editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine, and the artistic director at Condé Nast. After first moving to New York, Wintour started as a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, and later worked at publications such as Viva, Savvy, and New York Magazine. She was then chosen by Alex Liberman to be the creative director of American Vogue. In 1985, Wintour became editor-in-chief of British Vogue, but left the position in 1987 on her return to New York. She succeeded Grace Mirabella as the editor-in-chief at Vogue in 1988.

Winters, Sidney
US.20200509.018 · Person · 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.

Winters, Arthur A.
US.20201204.010 · Person

Arthur Winters was a former professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and founder of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Department. He is an educator and author, specializing in strategic brand management, planning, and creative execution.

Winston, Samuel
US.20201111.58 · Person · -

Samuel Winston was born in New York City. His career was spent between retail and wholesale manufacturing in the fashion industry on 7th Ave. In 1950, Winston founded Samuel Winston Inc. He then partnered with Charles James to create a fashion line under the Samuel Winston label in 1954. James was supposed to deliver 30 designs each year for two years. Only a year later, however, James pulled out of the deal, accusing Winston's company of stealing designs and not crediting him. James successfully sued but became broke in the process. Samuel Winston went on to have a successful career. His main designer, Roxanne Kaminstein, won the 1960 Coty Award for her beaded evening wear. Winston was in business with Geoffrey Beene at some point in the late 1940s.

Winston, Paul
US.20220325.043 · Person · 1938 or 1938-

Paul Winston runs Winston Tailors and Chipp Neckwear, who's clients included John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and The Thin Man's Peter Lawford.

Wineman, Janice
US.20201204.009 · Person · Unknown

Janice Weinman Shorenstein was born in London and is a resident of New York City, currently serving as ED/CEO of Hadassah. She has led and participated in several women's and civic groups at the national, state, and local level. According to, "She was Chair of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and served as the lay president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Janice served on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees. She has published numerous articles and monographs on educational reform, school practice, organizational development, and equity."

Wilson, Carl
US.20180711.036 · Person · 1946-1998

Carl Wilson helped form the Beach Boys as a teenager. He played lead guitar and sang with the group for more than three decades.

Wills, Helen, 1905-1998
US.20200418.035 · Person · 1905-1998

Helen Newington Wills, also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding the top position in women's tennis for a total of nine years: 1927–33, 1935 and 1938.

Williams, Wheeler, 1897-1972
US.20180702.066 · Person · 1897-1972

Wheeler Williams was an American sculptor, and co-founder and president of the American Artist Professional League.

Williams, Andy, 1927-2012
US.20200404.009 · Person · 1927-2012

Andy Williams was an American singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career and was nominated for six Grammy Awards.

Willi Wear (Firm)
US.20220408.041 · Corporate body · 1976-1990

Willi Wear was a streetwear label created in 1976 by designer Willi Smith. Willi Smith died in 1987 and the company closed its doors in 1990.

Willhelm, Bernard
US.20201222.52 · Person · 1972-

Bernard Willhelm was born in Germany in 1972. He has assisted Walter van Beirendonck, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood while also receiving his diploma from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Immediately after leaving college he launched his first women's collection with Jutta Kraus.

Wilkins, Emily
US.20201222.51 · Person · 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.

Wilkens, Emily
US.20200404.002 · Person · 1917-2000

Emily Wilkens, born in Hartford in 1917, studied fashion illustration at Pratt Institute. After graduating she sketched dresses for department store newespaper 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.