folder 1 - Correspondence by Richard Martin

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.10.5.1

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Correspondence by Richard Martin

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  • 1982-1992 (Creation)

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(1969 (date of establishment))

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The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. For the 100,000 people who visit The Museum at FIT each year, we work to create exhibitions, programs, and publications that are both entertaining and educational. The mission of the Museum is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications. Founded in 1969, the Museum was installed in the current building in 1974, and exhibitions began to be presented in 1975 (http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/about/index.php). The Museum at FIT is one of only a handful of museums in the world devoted to the art of fashion. The Museum was founded in 1967 to support the educational programs of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Known then as the Design Laboratory, The Museum at FIT began presenting exhibitions in the 1970s, utilizing a collection on long-term loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Over time, The Museum at FIT has acquired its own collection, which now consists of more than 50,000 garments and accessories from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as thousands of textiles and other fashion-related material (http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/about/history.php).

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This folder contains:
"The Scandinavian Touch" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1982;
"The Undercover Story" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1982 with 2 attached photocopied Magazine Clippings;
"Willy Maywald" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1982;
Fall 1983 Exhibitions Invitational Letter, 1983;
2 "Painted Tipis" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1983;
"Exhibition of the Society of Publication Designers" Invitational Letter, 1983;
"Silks from the Palaces of Napoleon" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1983;
"Jean Charles de Castelbajac" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1986;
"The East Village" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1986;
2 "The East Village" Time Article Publicity Letters, 1986 one with attached photocopied Time Magazine Clipping;
"75th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1986;
"Balenciaga" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1986;
Invitational Letter regarding Close of Spring 1986 Exhibitions Season, 1986;
2 "Balenciaga" Exhibition Vanity Fair Publicity Letters, 1986 with attached photocopied Vanity Fair Magazine Clipping;
"Balenciaga" Exhibition American Fabrics and Fashions Publicity Letter with attached photocopied Magazine Clipping;
"Ratti and Paisley" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1986;
"Three Women: Madeleine Vionnet, Claire McCardell, and Rei Kawakubo" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1987;
"Three Women" Exhibition New Yorker Publicity Letter with attached photocopied Magazine Clipping, 1987;
Invitational Letter to the "Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit" in the Newhouse Gallery, 1987;
"Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition" Invitational Letter, 1987;
3 "Fashion and Surrealism" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1987;
"Master Touch: The Art of Lesage Embroidery" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1987;
"Cameos and Coral: The Gems of Torre del Greco" and "Tartan" Exhibitions Invitational Letter, 1988;
"God Save the Spectacle: A Symposium on the History and Legacy of Punk" Invitational Letter, 1988;
"Tartan" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1988;
3 Scheduled Tours Schedules regarding "Tartan", 1988;
2 "Antonio" Exhibition Invitational Letter and "Tartan" Guided Tour Reminders, 1988;
3 "Tartan" Guided Tour Schedules with Reference to Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton Letters, 1988;
2 "Antonio" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1988;
"Antonio", "Tartan" and "Jocks and Nerds" Informational/Invitational Letter, 1989;
"Takaaki Matsumoto: Design Plus Square" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1989;
"Jocks and Nerds: Men's Style in the Twentieth Century" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1989;
"Lalique", "Ancien Regime", "The Historical Mode" Exhibitions Invitational Letter, 1989;
"Lalique" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1989;
3 "Alexey Brodovitch" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1989;
3 "Ancien Regime" and "The Historical Mode" Exhibitions Invitational Letters, 1989;
End of the Year Remarks Letter, 1989;
FIT Graduate Studies Informational Letter, 1990;
Invitational Letter to the National Meeting of the Design Forum, 1990;
Letter regarding Growth of GRAA Program, 1990;
2 "The Historical Mode", "Ancien Regime" and "Alexey Brodovitch" Exhibitions Invitational Letters, 1990;
"The Splendor of India: Designs by Faie Joyce" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1990;
"Exhibition of Elsa Peretti" Invitational Letter, 1990;
"Seeing Scents: Fragrance Advertising on Television" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1990;
"Fashion in Film" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1990;
2 "The Chair Dress Show" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
2 "Paper Clothes, 1966-1991" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
"Rene Gruau" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1991;
"Suzy Perette" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1991;
An Invitational Letter to Celebrate 42 Years of Shirley Goodman's Service, 1991;
2 "Art Fashion: Great Fashion Illustrations of the 20th Century", "Pictures of Peace", "The Meandering Pattern in Brocaded Silks 1745-1775" and "Halston: Absolute Modernism" Exhibitions Invitational Letters, 1991;
2 The Loss of Shirley Goodman and Gladys Marcus Letters, 1991;
2 "Art Fashion: Important Fashion Illustrations of the Twentieth Century" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
"Pictures of Peace" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1991;
2 "The Meandering Pattern in Brocaded Silks" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
"Halston: Absolute Modernism" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1991;
2 "Extravagant Lengths: Velvet, Plush and Velveteen" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
2 "The Manipulator Eye" Exhibition Invitational Letters, 1991;
"Flair: Fashion Collected by Tina Chow" and "Tribute to The Black Fashion Museum" Exhibitions Invitational Letter, 1992;
"Flair: Fashion Collected by Tina Chow" Exhibition Invitational Letter, 1992

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