In this interview, Anka reflects on her career as a professional model, working first in Paris and then the Unites States during the 1960s and early 1970s. Anka begins by discussing her heritage and family background, and her childhood in Egypt. Anka explains how she began modeling when she was 17 years old and recounts beginning her career as a model working in Paris with many notable 20th century fashion photographers. Anka discusses meeting Eileen Ford in Paris and how Ford took Anka under her wing once she moved to New York in 1959. Anka reflects on her experiences living with the Ford family and working as a Ford model, mentioning key bookers and agents who worked with her in New York. Anka discusses meeting, dating, and marrying singer Paul Anka, retiring in the early 1970s, and raising 5 daughters. Guided by Sicular, Anka reviews her portfolio and shares stories surrounding a few of her favorite photographs and photographers. Sicular makes a point of focusing on Anka’s composite card (13:50), explaining how in a pre-digital industry the card functioned as model’s primary means of promotion. At the end of the interview, Anka speaks on the phone with her former booker, Rusty Donovan Zeddis.
In this interview Brainard reflects on her career as a model working first in the United States, and then Europe during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Brainard begins the interview by discussing how she was discovered during her junior year of university, and how this led to occasional commercial work modeling sportswear. Brainard discusses how after college, she first worked as a photographer’s assistant for the photographer John Cochran before beginning her career as a professional model with the Ford Model agency. Brainard reflects on the year and a half she spent modeling in New York, commenting on working conditions for models at that time, and mentioning some of her favorite campaigns for Rheingold beer and the clothing company, Peck and Peck. Brainard then goes on to discuss moving to Europe, and the rest of the interview mostly focuses on her experiences modeling in Europe. Throughout the interview, Brainard provides commentary on the differences between working as a model in New York versus working as a model in Europe during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Present throughout the interview, but not shown on screen, is Brainard’s longtime friend and fellow Ford model, Linda Morand.
This folder includes digital copies of the papers and presentations delivered at the 2020 Symposium, which occurred completely online due to restrictions placed upon students and faculty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are:
Bobbi Wall - "Ruth Reeves’ Lasting Imprint on Modern American Fashion"
Anna Lucia Uihlein: "Louella Ballerino: Fashioning California"
Brynnea Irvine: "The Fall of Luxury: The Forgotten History of Farquharson & Wheelock"
Molly Hartvigsen: "Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers"
Brigid Gerstenecker: "Elizabeth Hawes: Mass Production for the Millions?"
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2019 Symposium. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Anna Muller "Counterculture, Craft, and Feminine Power: Crochet from 1966-1976" ; Monica Geraffo "DIY-stopia: Archizoom's 'Dressing Design' and 'Dressing is Easy' and the Paradox of Hand Sewing in Technological Utopias" ; Megan Gillen "The Honeycomb Stitch: Smocking on Garments from 1887 to 1910" ; Faith Cooper "Punk of the 1970s: Crafting an Image and Identity" ; Emily Nissen "Identifying Out: WLW T-shirts in the Post Stonewall World" ; Andrea Moreno "Decorating the Body: French Art Nouveau Jewelry" ; Avery Novitch "The Woman's Institute: Crafting a New Approach to Home Economics" ; Jessica Sachs "May Morris: Designer, Embroiderer, Educator" .
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" .
Includes the schedule of events, summary of papers, presenters' bios, papers, and presentations delivered at the 2011 Symposium "Undressing the Fashionable Myth" which occurred on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Nine Graduate Students from the Department of Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice delivered presentations. Each presenter's paper and presentation is represented. Denyse Montegut and Lourdes Font delivered the welcoming addresses, but their presentations are not included in the files. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Larisa Shirley, "Horsefeathers! The Fabled Flapper;" Clara Berg, "The Rise and Fall of the Hemline Index;" Jessica M. Barber, "Stripped to the Bone: Myths About Corsetry;" Cassidy Percoco, "The Greek Myths of Fashion: from Antiquity to the Present;" Mariana Nannarone, "Another Look at the New Look."
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2010 Symposium "Americans in Paris: Designers, Buyers, Editors, Photographers, Models, and Clients in Paris Fashion." The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Alexis Anselmi, "Bettina Ballard: In Her Paris Fashion, 1935-1945;" Gwendolyn Donahue, "J'ai Deux Amours: African American Influence on Paris Fashion;" Laura Mina, "The Fashion for Franklin: A New American in Paris."
This collection of 32 bound volumes of fashion sketches from the London dress firm Whittingham and Humphrey, later Humphrey. The sketches are in pencil and/or ink. Some sketches have suggested materials and colors noted.