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Women's Wear Daily
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Ideal Scrapbook, Clippings, f.2of3

Article entitled "Studies in Smartness" written by Miss Violet Vanbrugh as well as a Christmas card and a Business card. One program from an exhibition of Gera Mills' fabric used in garments made by Vionnet, Lelong, Patou, Paquin, Cheuir, Premet, Renee, Doucet, Doeuille, and Bernard. 1-Two page spread (pp. 18-21) from the December 22, 1925 issue of Women's Wear Daily; amusements page and a page dedicated to fur fashion, with advertisements and columns about the popular furs of the time.

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"The Real Story of O." Two figures in Stephen Burrows designs, one in laced pants, one in Maxi dress, smoking pot. Photos of Stephen Burrows and Jimmy Valkus in background; B&W: marker and photomontage; Signed l.l.; Client WWD

Melendez, Robert

Lucile, Ltd. records, 1910-1925

  • US NNFIT SC.1
  • collection
  • 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 papers and presentation delivered at the 2017 Symposium "Dressing New York" on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Chelsea Payne "A Fading Custom: The Reluctant Disappearance of Dressmaking in New York" ; Hannah Benson "Hickson: Unraveling a New York City Fashion House 1914-1923" ; Harper Franklin "Eternally Ladylike: Sophie of Saks, 1929-1969" ; Lily Fehler "Protest and Professionalism: Dress of Early Female Doctors who Chose Reform Costume or Masculine Attire" .

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2006 Symposium "Forgotten Fashion." The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Sarah Pitt, "The Usual Bandage, A History of Menstrual Garments;" Colleen Hill, "America's Lost Top Model;" Seta K. Wehbé, "The Poor Girl's Halston;" Marisa Berman, "Thankfully Forgotten: Fashions and Fads of the 1980's" (presentation on CD).