Showing 329 results

Archival description
Academic Affairs records
Print preview View:

109 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2012 Symposium "Two Part Harmony: Fashion and Music." The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jessica Pushor, "Wranglers and Rhinestones; Menswear in Country Music;" Alyssa Perry, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Fashion and the Golden Age of Girl Groups;" Anna Yanofsky, "Walking to the Beat: Music on the Runway."

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."

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2015 Symposium "Acts of Fashion: Inspiration, Imitation, Appropriation" which occurred on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jade Burger Macnee, "Dress and Art: An Anthropophagic Study;" Christina Frank, "Homeless Chic? Appropriation and Inspiration in Fashion;" Chloe Chapin, "Tuxedos Transformed women's fashion inspired by male evening dress;" Ingrid Wetzel, "Ignore the Violence: Hells Angels, Highway to the Runway;" J. Leia Lima Baum, "Imitating the Familiar: Normcore and the End of Postmodernism in Fashion."

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: Lucy Carey "The Great Divide of 1960: Norman Norell's Coulotte" ; Sarah Jean Culbreth "'Who Are the Mystery Girls?': Deconstructing the New York Doll's Image ; Loggans "Fantaies of Opulence: Racial Dynamics of Drag Balls in New York City, 1890-1969" ; Daniel Gustina "Depression Era New York: Dress & Photographs of Fashionable Society" .

Symposia records

This collection includes the records for the annual day long Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice Symposium. Each year a theme is selected and the graduate students present papers relating to the theme. Included are students papers, print version of their presentations, advertising materials for the symposium, and schedule of events. Further accruals are expected.

Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2016 Symposium The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Elisa Koizumi "Imagining a Revolution: a case study, The Black Panthers" ; Taylor Elyse Anderson "Tragedy, Sensationalism, and Cloth: A Theoretical Look at Jacqueline Kennedy's Pink Suit" ; Ilene Hacker "Jacques Estrel's 1971 Collection and the Gender Crisis of the 1970s" ; Doris Domoszlai-Lantner "Constructing A Soviet Narrative: Jean Paul Gaultier's Russian Constructivist Collection, 1986" ; Naomi Sosnovsky "I Gave Gold for Iron: Theme of Patriotism in Berlin Ironwork Jewelry" .

FIT Oral histories project

Launched in 1978, an oral history of the fashion industries has been maintained by the Gladys Marcus Library’s Special Collections and Archives department, amassing nearly 375 oral history holdings in various formats, to date, and growing.

In anticipation of FIT's 75th anniversary in 2019, “FIT Talks” was established and institutionalized in [2012?] to make available previously inaccessible content, and to continue to build a rich library of oral histories representative of the fashion and broader creative industries that will be of interest and available to the public at large.

Interviews already include current and former members of the FIT community as well as significant and well-known figures in the fashion industry. For example, charming dialogue about fashion between Princess Grace of Monaco and designer Vera Maxwell is now available to any researcher. Interviews provided through Ford Models, Inc. are also part of the collection.

Gladys Marcus Library

Fred Pomerantz interview, 1981 October 29 and November 5

Fred Pomerantz, long-time CEO and founder of Leslie Faye, discusses his start in the ready-to-wear business at age 10. Although he was briefly fired for insubordination, by age 18 he was running all of M.B. Kaufman. He then went into business with his brother, Michael. Pomerantz Brothers sold fur coats, and Fred talks colorfully of his sales methods. After enlisting as a teen during World War I, Fred attended a training camp. He talks about being the only Jewish person there and how, after being bullied to the point of being hospitalized, he came back and gained the respect of the rest of the camp. After a falling out with his brother ended their joint business endeavor, Fred founded Fred Pomerantz, Inc. and started in the dress business. That would lead him to found Silver Pom, for which he procured a factory in Mechanicsville, New York. Fred eventually moved to California to get into the retail business. He mentions proximity to Hollywood and tells the story of inviting 100 people to see him act in a Cary Grant film, only to find that his scene had been cut. Fred got into the retail business out west to little success and eventually returned to New York where he took a job with a piece goods house. Fred talks about the launch of Pommette and the realization of his dream to open Leslie Fay: a firm encompassing fashion, fashion shows, and annual advertisements in major women’s magazines. He tells a colorful anecdote about Dorothy Dean of AMC, and mentions his column in Women’s Wear entitled, “If I Was the King of Garment Town.” Fred goes on to say that Leslie Fay was the first company to produce petite dresses, and details his hard policies on sales. Leslie Fay went public in 1962 and Fred began building management up and increasing staff, while ensuring the maintenance of exceptional quality control. Fred also discusses two presidents of his company: Zachary Buchalter and John Pomerantz, his son.

Pomerantz, Fred

Results 21 to 40 of 329