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Bergdorf Goodman hatbox

  • US NNFIT US.NNFIT.SC.381
  • collection
  • 2017 November 03

This collection consists of a single 9 1/4" x 14" silver round Bergdorf Goodman hatbox.

Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)

Cheryl Rosenfeld collection, 1961-2006

  • US NNFIT SC.370
  • collection
  • 1961-2000

This collection contains materials pertaining to Liz Claiborne including Claiboards which date between 1984 and 1996, business records on the textiles used by the company and a small selection of publications on textile science.

Rosenfeld, Cheryl

Nancy North photographs and sketches, 1973

  • US NNFIT SC.387
  • collection
  • 1973

This collections is comprised of seventeen (17) 18x16" black and white framed photographs by Bill Cunninham taken at the Grand Divertissement à Versailles in 1973. Persons featured in photographs include Marisa Berenson, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, Dennis Christopher, Pat Cleveland, Bill Dugan, Heidi Lieberfarb, China Machado, Nancy North, Chris Royer, Ramona Saunders, and Andy Warhol. Also included in the collection are twenty-five (25) 17 x 11" original marker sketches by Halston and a program for the Grand Divertissement à Versailles.

North, Nancy

Shocking de Schiaparelli cosmetic products, circa 1940

  • US NNFIT SC.378
  • collection
  • 1940-1949

This collection contains two Schocking de Schiaparelli perfume bottles in their original packing and one example of the packaging for Schiaparelli lipstick.

Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973

Shocking de Schiaparelli bath sponges, c. 1940

  • US NNFIT SC.377
  • collection
  • 1940-1949

This collection contains one partially full cardboard tube of Shocking de Schiaparelli bath sponges.

Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973

The Roundtable of Fashion Executives records, 1949-2011

  • US NNFIT SC.358
  • collection
  • 1949-2011

This collection contains records of The Roundtable of Fashion Executives and the life of its founder Faith Keane Reichert, 1949-2011.

The Roundtable of Fashion Executives

Bery Tucker Young Trends Inc. historical forecasts

  • US NNFIT PERS.HFC.BTYT
  • collection
  • 1959-1975

This collection is comprised of forty books and 7 folders of Beryl Tucker Young Trends Inc.'s historical forecasts and newsletters for October 1959 through January 1975. Includes cloth color samples, swatches, silhouettes, trends, and shoes for girls and boyswear.

Beryl Tucker Young Trends Inc.

No Mend Hosiery, Inc. historical forecasts

  • US NNFIT PERS.HFC.NMH
  • collection
  • Fall/Winter 1932/1933- Spring/Summer 1941

This collection is comprised of 1 color card and 12 books of No Mend Hosiery Inc.'s historical forecasts from Fall/Winter 1932/1933-Spring/Summer 1941. Includes cloth color samples, swatches, themes, shoes, gloves and hosiery trends.

No Mend Hosiery, Inc.

Norman Lerner collection, 1950 - 2011

  • US NNFIT SC.451
  • collection
  • 1950 - 2011

This collection is comprised of 15 folders containing photographs and press tear sheets, shot by Norman Lerner (1950s to 2011).

Lerner, Norman

Zes Studio historical forecasts

  • US NNFIT PERS.HFC.ZS
  • collection
  • Summer 1998-Summer 2003

This collection is comprised of two binders of Zes Studio's historical forecasts for 1998 and 2003. Includes cloth color samples, swatches, themes, and color and fabric for accessories.

Zes Studio

Calvin Klein tie swatch books, 1982-1986

  • US NNFIT US.NNFIT.SC.380
  • collection
  • 1982 - 1986

This collection contains twenty-seven 7 x 4 1/2" ringed booklets containing textile swatches used for Calvin Klein ties, with accompanying notations on style numbers and pricing.

Klein, Calvin, 1942-

Seymour Troy collection, 1936-1977, bulk 1936-1940

  • US NNFIT SC.105
  • collection
  • 1936-1977

This collection consists of sketches, shoe patterns, embellishments, photographs, promotional materials, scrapbooks, and metal stamps from women's footwear company Seymour Troy Originals. The majority of the collection is undated, although it is estimated that most of it is from the 1930s and 1940s. At least one piece of promotional material is from yrto, and there is a scrapbook cover stamped with yrto. Previous documentation of the collection noted that some sketches were by other designers for Seymour Troy, and specifically named Emery Blau, Al Lewis, and "Cohen." It appears that the collection was added to after Seymour Troy's death, as there are at least two sketches dated 1977.

Troy, Seymour

Frances Neady collection of original fashion illustrations, 1913-

  • US NNFIT SC.187
  • collection
  • 1913-

The Frances Neady collection of Original Fashion Illustrations was established in 1984 to honor its namesake, an inspirational teacher of fashion illustration. The collection encompasses over a century of fashion art. Its earliest example, a watercolor by Pierre Brissaud for Gazette du Bon Ton, is dated 1913; its most recent donation is by contemporary artist Ruben Toledo. Among other stars represented in the collection are Eric (Carl Erickson), René Bouché, Dorothy Hood, George Stavrinos, and Antonio (Lopez). Donations to the collection come from artists, collectors, and industry professionals. The donated works fulfill criteria established by the Neady Collection Advisory Board, which acknowledges artists who exhibit high standards of draftsmanship and esthetic quality, demonstrate an individual approach, possess technical virtuosity, have worked for high-end magazines, stores or corporations, and have earned the admiration of their peers. The Frances Neady collection’s mission is to encourage and facilitate research by students and industry professionals in the art of fashion illustration. The collection presents a graphic record of the art’s evolution since the 1910s. In addition, it provides a vivid cultural and visual reflection of its time.

Neady Collection Advisory Board

One 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch black and white photograph

  • US NNFIT SC.376
  • collection
  • 1932

This collection contains a photograph of Eleanor Lambert posing against a wall near a floral arrangement. Stamped en verso, "Ref. Dept./July 16, 1932/N.E.A."

Lambert, Eleanor, 1903-2003

Academic Affairs records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.3
  • subgroup
  • 1944

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)

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

Miscellaneous Subscription Services

  • US NNFIT SC.383
  • collection
  • 1930-1969

This collection contains four folders of fashion sketches accumulated as part of subscription services.

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