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.Sans titre
This folder contains the Haute Couture exhibition at the Costume Institute, press releases and black and white photocopies of photos of ensembles by Jeanne Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Gianni Versace, Christian Dior, Charles Frederick Worth, and Mainbocher.
This folder contains 2 copies of a press release and a press list from the Mainbocher Spring 1969 collection, as well as newspaper clippings and black and white 8x10 photographs of 11 looks from the Mainbocher Spring 1963 collection, some with duplicates.
This folder contains press releases, press lists, a biography, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Mainbocher as well as a black and white 8x10 portrait of him and a negative, and black and white 8x10 photographs of 5 looks from the Spring 1967 collection, 3 looks from the Spring 1968 collection (2 copies each, narrower size), and 8 looks from the Fall 1968 collection.
This folder contains correspondence, press releases, and a large number of newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Mainbocher from 1963-1966, as well as 5 black and white 8x10 photographs of Mainbocher designs and one negative.
This folder contains correspondence and press releases pertaining to Mainbocher collections, as well as one black and white 8x10 photograph of a gown from the Mainbocher Fall/Winter 1952-53 collection.
This folder contains biographies of Mainbocher, press releases for Mainbocher collections from 1953 to 1968, 4 2x2 negatives of dresses, correspondence, and clippings pertaining to Mainbocher, ranging from 1940 to 1970.
Includes the schedule of events, papers, and presentations delivered at the 2009 Symposium "costume<3fashion Designers, Stars, and Muses of the New York Stage" which occurred on Saturday, April 25, 2009 in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The symposium coincided with the Library's Exhibition "Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance." Two pamphlet from the exhibition are included in the file. Seven Graduate Students from the Department of Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice delivered presentations. Each presenter's paper and presentation is represented. Barbara Cohen-Statyner and Jane Greenwood delivered the welcoming addresses, but their presentations are not included in the file. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: April Calahan, "Fashion or Fiction: Tina Leser and Park Avenue;" Ashley Frankel, "Drama King: Mainbocher's Most Demanding Role;" Jaclyn Lerner, "Valentina: Designing for the Stars" (presentation only); Alexis Walker, "Three Graces of Broadway: Ina Claire, Gertrude Lawrence, and Tallulah Bankhead;" Anne Reilly, "Fashionable Follies: Lucille's Designs for Ziegfeld."