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Lord & Taylor collection, 1826-2010

  • US NNFIT SC.125
  • collection
  • 1826-2010

This collection contains scrapbooks and company records related to the Lord and Taylor department stores, primarily focused on the original stores in New York City. The scrapbook series consists of unbound pages of newspaper and magazine clippings of Lord and Taylor stores in New York City and the greater New York Area. Company records include advertising, photographs and illustrations of Lord and Taylor buildings, company catalogs, press releases and clippings, as well as internal company histories authored by Lord and Taylor. A small subseries relates to biographical information and photographs of former Lord and Taylor president Dorothy Shaver.

Lord & Taylor

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.

Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady

Madame Eta collection, 1933-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.400
  • collection
  • 1933-1967

This collection is comprised of press clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the designs of Madame Eta Hentz for "Ren-Eta" and "Eta."

Hentz, Eta, 1895-1986

Mainbocher collection

  • US NNFIT SC.396
  • collection
  • 1938-1976

The bulk of this collection, which was donated by Nancy White in the early 1980s to the FIT Library, consists of 49 scrapbooks relating to Mainbocher, with additional correspondence written by Mainbocher, Nancy White, and Carmel Snow.

Mainbocher, 1891-1976

Man-Sew Corporation patents, 1933-1965

  • US NNFIT SC.425
  • collection
  • 1933-1965

This collection is comprised of 7 folders of patents, largely for sewing machinery, registered by the Man-Sew Corporation between 1933 and 1964.

Man-Sew Corporation

Marc Bohan for Christian Dior sketches, 1965-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.374
  • collection
  • 1965-1967

This collection contains sixty-six original sketches (23 pencil and watercolor and 43 pencil) by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior with fabric swatches attached. All on Christian Dior letterhead.

Bohan, Marc

Margé Studios collection, 1919-1953

  • US NNFIT SC.147
  • collection
  • 1919-1953

This collection is comprised of 18 folders containing designer sketches, large fabric swatches many of which include embellishment, and press materials.

Margé, Madame, 1878-1950

Marimekko collection, 1967-1980

  • US NNFIT SC.2
  • collection
  • 1967-1980

The Marimekko collection includes sample books of pattern designs, textile swatches, pictures of modeled garments, fashion catalogues for different seasons , leaflets, a brochure, few photographs and promotional items.

Marimekko Oy

Martin Unger sketches, 1960s, bulk 1966-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.422
  • collection
  • 1960s, bulk 1966-1967

This collection is comprised of 19 folders containing sketches of womenswear by Martin Unger. Some of the sketches have fabric samples attached. There are several photocopied versions of the sketches. Multiple folders within the collection features sketches of designs by other designers. Included within the collection are press materials and a brief article about Martin Unger.

Unger, Martin

May Connor papers, 1890-1915

  • US NNFIT SC.218
  • collection
  • 1890-1915

Contains 61 fragile articles of correspondence from the 1890s, graduation announcement, poem-prayer book, pressed flowers, wedding invitations, 2 book marks, 2 spools of thread, 1 round silk or satin rigid ribbon, and photograph. Publications include E. Marcus Reynolds: Joy Taylor System; Teacher's College: The Domestic Art Review 1909; Boston Dress Cutting College, Directions for Harriet A Brown's Scientific Rules; Unity Union SS Library Catalogue of Books; National School Domestic Arts and Science brochure; Dormitory brochure; The Model House brochure.

Connor, May

Miscellaneous costume plates and sketches

  • US NNFIT SC.447
  • collection

This collection is comprised of 37 miscellaneous costume plates and sketches in color and black and white from different regions of the world.

Miscellaneous fashion plates, sketches, and photographs

  • US NNFIT SC.111
  • collection
  • 1590 - 1970

Miscellaneous fashion plates, sketches, and photographs from various sources. The fashion plates from unknown or miscellaneous publications consist of various styles and techniques of printmaking in both color and black and white. Fashion sketches in pencil, marker, or watercolor on paper represent designs available from department stores and miscellaneous designers. The fashion photograph series includes people in fashionable dress for varying purposes, including advertisements.

unknown creator(s)

Miscellaneous Subscription Services

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

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

Morton Kaish collection, 1950s-1974, bulk 1950s-1960s

  • US NNFIT SC.419
  • collection
  • 1950s-1974, bulk 1950s-1960s

This collection is comprised of 5 folders containing tear sheets of Morton Kaish original illustrations, 1 folder containing Tod Draz original illustrations, 1 folder of containing photographs of Morton Kaish working in his studio, and media containing Morton Kaish illustrations.

Kaish, Morton, 1927-

Museum at FIT records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.10
  • subgroup
  • 1948-2019

The Museum at FIT records are arranged into six (6) series; they are Administrative records, Exhibition records, Promotional material, Symposia records, Correspondence, and Fashion Culture records.

Museum at FIT

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

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

Norman Norell, Spring 1965

  • US NNFIT SC.97
  • collection
  • 1965

This collection is comprised of materials pertraining to Norman Norell millinery designs. It contains handwritten notes that describe Halston hats. Also included are thirty-one photos of Halston hats and pen sketches of design details of hats from Spring 1965.

Norell, Norman, 1900-1972

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