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Academic Affairs records
US NNFIT SC.FITA.3 · subgroup · 1944-2022
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
US NNFIT PERS.HFC.AR · collection · 1986/1987; 1997-1998/1999

This collection is comprised of four books of Alberto & Roy (Firm)'s historical forecasts for 1986/1987 Fall/Winter, 1997 Spring/Summer, 1998 Spring/Summer and 1998/1999 Fall/Winter. Includes cloth color samples, and fabric swatches for menswear and womenswear.

Alberto & Roy (Firm)
US NNFIT SC.473 · collection · 1973

This collection contains a 187 page transcript of an oral history with Andrew Goodman.

The American Jewish Committee
US NNFIT SC.490 · collection · 1963 - 1998

This collection is comprised of original fashion illustrations and other related materials documenting the work of illustrator Anneliese Kapp.

Kapp, Anneliese
US NNFIT SC.297 · collection · 1966-1992

This collection cotains both original and photocopied sketches by Arnold Scassi ranging from 1966-1992. Each sketch is accompanied by a fabric swatch and is separated into 21 folders by the collection season ( i.e., Boutique Fall 92) Fabric content is often noted alongside an indication of its use. For example "Printed silk dress and jacket - dress has printed silk ruffle at neckline with white guipure lace edging. Jacket has matching ruffle cuffs." Included in some folders are pricelist, order forms and handwritten notes.

Scaasi, Arnold 1930-2015
US NNFIT SC.211 · collection · 1963-2008

Donated in March 2009, the Arsho Baghsarian shoe design collection comprises approximately 26 cubic feet (14 cubic feet for the sketches and 12 cubic feet for the sample shoes and embellishments). The collection contains 561 shoe prototypes (210 total pairs and 141 total single shoes), 9 original boxes, 4 accessories (2 pairs of Shin-Shams) and 4752 design sketches, some handbags but mostly shoes shown in profile. Many, especially during the later part of her career are sketch copies since the originals remain at the factory. The original sketches are done in pencil, ink and gouache and photocopied. Additionally, there are numerous fabric and leather swatches, samples of ornament and color charts, roughly 102 pattern pieces, 224 advertisements primarily from The New York Times and Footwear News, 47 photographs primarily from the Margaret Jerrold retrospective exhibition held at Lord and Taylor in 1982, assorted press clippings, and 43 spiral-bound shoe forecasts from the 1950’s and 1960’s from the Mademoiselle Shoe Company. This is undoubtedly an important collection due in part to Baghsarian’s artistry and sculptural sensibility. She was able to utilize and craft a wide variety of materials to produce throughout the world during a career that spanned more than forty years from 1963 through 2008. The range of materials makes the collection an important tool for conservation, while the collection of design sketches, actual shoe prototypes and marketing, sometimes in publications that have greatly transformed or no longer exist, gives students a sense of art marketing and fashion history.

Baghsarian, Arsho
US NNFIT SC.384 · collection · 2014

Laminated folio sheets detailing designer collaborations with Barbie. Housed in embossed Barbie box.

Mattel, Inc.
US NNFIT SC.20 · collection · 1930s-1969

The Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon sketches collection contains 8,976 pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches by staff artists representing clothing and millinery available in Bergdorf's custom salon. These garments were made to order either from designs purchased by special arrangement from the leading coutouriers of the day or from sketches by Bergdorf's then well known in-house designers. Representative designers include Dior, Balenciaga, Halson and Courreges. House designers include Leslie Morris, Mary Gleason, and Bernard Newman. There is a complete run from 1950 to 1969. In addition, there is a representative sampling of sketches from the 1930s and 40s.
In addition to the sketches, the collection contains preliminary manuscripts and galley proofs of Booton Herndon's book Bergdorf's on the Plaza (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956) as well as typescripts of his interviews with and about members of the Goodman family and with and about such key members of the staff as Ethel Frankau, Odna Brandeis, and house designers Bernard Newman, Leslie Morris, and Mary Gleason.
The last series contains the original finding aid for the collection.

Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)
Bergdorf Goodman hatbox
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.)
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.
US NNFIT SC.492 · collection · 1940 - 1961

This collection is comprised of original fashion sketches, illustrations and costume design sketches as well as limited amounts of educational ephemera, correspondence and tearsheets.

Bernay, Beryl
Board of Trustees records
US NNFIT SC.FITA.1 · subgroup · 1951

The Board of Trustees records consist of nine (9) records series; 1) Miscellaneous records; 2) Executive, Manager, or Administrator's office files; 3) Member records; 4) Bylaws; 5) Procedures for meetings; 6) Official minutes and hearing proceedings (the bulk of the series); 7) Minutes of Auxiliary Meetings; 8) Meeting agendas; and 9) Chartering documents, statutes, and establishment plan.

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
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-
US NNFIT SC.320 · collection · 1954-1955

This collection is comprised of 18 folders containing black and white photographs depicting women wearing fashions from various designers (1954-1955).

Harper's Bazaar
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
US NNFIT SC.38 · collection · 1927-1975

The collection includes Claire McCardell's sketches and illustrations as a student, as well as sketches, newspaper and magazines clippings, correspondence, advertisements, invitations to fashion-related events and original photographs from her career as a fashion designer.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
US NNFIT SC.450 · collection · 1970

This collection is comprised of one folder containing scrapbook material, including publicity photos, press packet, tear sheets, and sketches with fabric swatches pertaining to Continental Airlines stewardess uniforms designed by Adele Simpson.

Continental Airlines
US NNFIT SC.6 · collection · 1927-1973

This collections contains sketches, promotional materials, photographs and business records for the American women's coat and suit manufacturer Davidow Inc.

Davidow, Inc.
US NNFIT SC.217 · collection · 1865 - 1964

Documents and data related to Edward Moir in his roles as businessman and political activist for the interests of the Carded Woolen Manufactures' Association. However some of the items were collected after Moir's death, and relate mostly to the later years of the mill he ran.

Moir, Edward, 1846-1932
US NNFIT SC.214 · collection · 1943-2003

This collection is comprised of the papers and records of renowned publicist Eleanor Lambert.

Lambert, Eleanor
US NNFIT SC.149 · collection · 1967 - 1970

This collection is comprised of working manuscripts and drafts of essays.

Hawes, Elizabeth, 1903-1971
US NNFIT SC.239 · collection · 1927-1989

This collection consists of over 2500 sketches by designer Eric de Juan, from 1927 through 1989. The sketches include several done for Josephine Baker in 1949, as well as sketches from de Juan's two years spent as the in-house designer for the Bergdorf Goodman custom salon. Some sketches from the Bergdorf Goodman custom salon have swatches attached.

de Juan, Eric
Esprit catalogs, 1979-1990
US NNFIT SC.475 · collection · 1979 - 1990

This collection is comprised of 25 paper catalogs for the fashion brand Esprit, 1979-1990

Esprit (Firm)
US NNFIT SC.412 · collection · 1933-1976

This collection contains black and white press photographs and tear sheets dating from 1933-1976.

Esquire, inc.
US NNFIT SC.479 · collection · 1990-2021

This collection contains the art, film, published zines and unpublished works by Ethan H. Minsker created betweeen 1990-2021.

Minsker, Ethan H., 1970-
Fashion show invitations
US NNFIT SC.465 · collection · 1928-2016

This collection is comprised of fashion show invitations from French couture houses and American fashion brands.

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Gladys Marcus Library, unit of Special Collections and College Archives
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
General Counsel records
US NNFIT SC.FITA.7 · subgroup
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
US NNFIT SC.477 · collection · 1913- circa 1920

This collection consists of two matted pochoir prints:
-one depicting the torso of a woman in a pink ensemble holding a blue feather, limited edition, 19/30, 1913-1914
-one depicting two woman and one man viewing prints on paper, original 1912, print 1920

Lepape, Georges, 1887-1971
Halston portrait, circa 1989
US NNFIT SC.489 · collection · circa 1989

This collection consists of a single framed portrait of Halston taken by his niece Lesley Frowick.

Frowick, Lesley
US NNFIT SC.34 · collection · 1930-1950s (bulk circa 1930-1949)

The bulk of this collection is comprised of sketches of womens outerwear produced by the Hampton Coat Co. Additional materials include press clippings, reorder charts, correspondance and accounting records.

Hampton Coat Co.
US NNFIT SC.369 · collection · 1940-1942

This collection contains fashion illustrations (mainly garments) executed for Harper's Bazaar between the years of 1940-1942 by Dagmar Freuchen-Gale, Sara Johns and Reynaldo Luza. On the back of the illustrations there are Harper's Bazaar issue numbers that the illustrations were published in.

Harper's Bazaar
US NNFIT SC.242 · collection · 1940-1955

This collection is comprised of fashion sketches made for Hattie Carnegie, Inc. from 1940 - 1955. This collection contains millinery (hats) for which some designs can be attributed to Esther A. Kleeper in 1945. The remainder of the collection is ready-to-wear dresses and suits, along with evening wear, mostly ballgowns, that were adapted from French couturiers for the American woman. The sketches have been divided into millinery, ready-to-wear, and evening wear. Many of the sketches are not dated, but based upon a survey of the collection and dates of similar physical garments made by Hattie Carnegie, Inc. it is assumed that the sketches are from the aforementioned dates.

Carnegie, Hattie
Human Resources records
US NNFIT SC.FITA.8 · subgroup · 1944
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
US NNFIT SC.221 · collection · 1980 - 1989

Seventeen pencil renderings of interior elevations for retail design on paper. Brands represented include Estée Lauder, Jordan Marsh, Bamberger's, and Liz Claiborne.

unknown creator(s)
US NNFIT SC.140 · collection · 1949 - 1974

This collection contains scrapbooks from 1949-1953. These scrapbooks include print ads, editorial copy, and biographical sketches. Photographs from 1949-1974 include portraits of Fath, Halpert and their wives, and highlights from the 1952 collection. It also contains press clippings regarding both men and their businesses.

Halpert, Joseph
Jane Barton store catalogs
US NNFIT SC.481 · collection · 1973 - 1988

This collection is comprised of one Banana Republic catalog (Summer 1988), two Bonwit Teller catalogs (1973-undated 1970s), and eleven Lord & Taylor catalogs (1974-undated 1970s).

Barton, Jane
US NNFIT SC.416 · collection · 1939-1984

This collection consists of illustrations, photographs, print materials, awards, and other ephemera relating to the career of American fashion illustrator Jane Bixby Weller.

Bixby Weller, Jane
US NNFIT SC.417 · collection · 1993 - 2001

This collection is comprised of promotional cards for various fashion brands including Calvin Kein, Anna Sui, Ellie Tahari, Bebe, Canal Jean Company, and Levi's, fashion retailers including Urban Outfitters and Style.com, fashion events hosted by Azzedine Alaîa, The Fashion Group International, and Henri Bendel, a pack of illustrated playing cards created by Erin Petson and Maia Adams, issue #29 of Project X magazine, and promotional brochures for Roberto Cavalli, Fayçal Amor, and Ruffo Research for Vogue Italia.

Hemmingway, Jill
US NNFIT SC.53 · collection · 1950-1959

This collection is contains 262 original fashion sketches by John Derro.

Derro, John
US NNFIT SC.46 · collection · circa 1920-1959

This collection contains sketches, photographs and scrapbooks pertaining to the career of fashion designer Joseph Whitehead.

Whitehead, Joseph