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Lucile, 1862-1935
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Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2014 Symposium "Modes of Modernity The Ephemeral & the Eternal in 20th Century Fashion." The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jasmine Helm, "Abstract Becoming Modern: The Directoire Revival Style;" Diana Dalmas, "Period Films and the Decline of the Modern 1930-1953;" Danielle Morrin, "Clara Bow: The Rise and Fall of the Fashionable Flapper;" Tae In Ahn, "All that Glitters is not Gold: Shine in Modern Fashion;" Vanessa Garver, "Clothed in the Cosmos: Astronomy in Fashion and Textile Design, 1920-1945."

Lucile, Ltd. records, 1910-1925

  • US NNFIT SC.1
  • Coleção
  • 1863-1935

Collection is comprised of model photographs, sketches, photographs of sketches, show programs, some newspaper and magazine clippings with articles about or by Lucile, order forms, advertisements, and fashion plates. Garment designs include theatrical costumes, wedding gowns, day and evening wear, tea gowns, lingerie and pajamas. Bulk of the collection consists of model photographs, fashion sketches, photographs of sketches and official phototransfers. In addition there are clippings of articles from different publications written by or about Lucile, she wrote regular columns for Hearst publications. Programs for the "Model Parades" introducing lines of clothing for several years. There are some photographs of Lucile's clients, and photographs of "Rose room" interiors of Lucile. Ltd from New York and Chicago locations. Inspirational and reference materials collected by Lucile and/or her staff, mainly fashion plates and newspaper clippings from different publications. Dates range from the early 1910s to the mid 1920s. Model photographs were glued in large format (12-14"w to 16-18"h) standard, blank books to order, referred throughout this finding aid as scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes in the collection. Bulk of original drawings that are arranged according to the type of clothing are loose, drawn on a heavy weight board; sketches for 1916 and 197-18 lines were glued into scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes of original drawings and 2 volumes of photographs and phototransfers. It is possible that two types of arrangement seen throughout the collection (most of Model photographs chronologically, most of sketches by type of clothing) are due to different purpose these materials served; sketches of period gowns or theatrical costumes could have been referred to time and time again for different productions or themed social events, whereas model photographs would have documented actual creation of such a garment at a certain point in time. It is also not clear why, but some scrapbooks with model photographs are reproduced in complete entirety, using same photo session materials some fully annotated.

Lucile, 1862-1935

Symposium records

Includes the schedule of events, papers, and presentations delivered at the 2009 Symposium "costume<3fashion Designers, Stars, and Muses of the New York Stage" which occurred on Saturday, April 25, 2009 in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The symposium coincided with the Library's Exhibition "Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance." Two pamphlet from the exhibition are included in the file. Seven Graduate Students from the Department of Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice delivered presentations. Each presenter's paper and presentation is represented. Barbara Cohen-Statyner and Jane Greenwood delivered the welcoming addresses, but their presentations are not included in the file. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: April Calahan, "Fashion or Fiction: Tina Leser and Park Avenue;" Ashley Frankel, "Drama King: Mainbocher's Most Demanding Role;" Jaclyn Lerner, "Valentina: Designing for the Stars" (presentation only); Alexis Walker, "Three Graces of Broadway: Ina Claire, Gertrude Lawrence, and Tallulah Bankhead;" Anne Reilly, "Fashionable Follies: Lucille's Designs for Ziegfeld."