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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
US NNFIT SC.78 · collection · 1971 Summer

This small collection contains fashion croquis, photocopied and colored, with fabric swatches, and photographs of models shown wearing the enclosed designs. All sketches are on Yves Saint Laurent stationary, and there are three typewritten clothing descriptions in French.

Saint Laurent, Yves
US NNFIT SC.76 · collection · 1984-1985

This collection contains 7 design sheets, 1 sketch and 2 advertisements related to Yumiko Itoyama's millinery designs.

Itoyama, Yumiko
US NNFIT SC.476 · collection · 2021 April 16

This oral history was conducted by Elizabeth Way on April 16, 2021, interviewing Young-Joo Kwon on the subject of her career as a fashion designer. Kwon details her education in Korea and Washington, DC, studying music and how a job during grad school working for a fashion designer inspired her to change career paths. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology beginning in 1968 and subsequently worked in the New York garment district for manufacturers and designers including Scott Barrie, Tracy Mills, Norma Walters, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Elie Tahari.

Way, Elizabeth
US NNFIT SC.484 · collection · 1911 - 1912

This collection consists of postcards with color lithograph fashion illustrations by Mela Koehler and Edouard Joseph Wimmer-Wisgrill on the face and Wiener Werkstätte graphics on the reverse. From a series of six designs by Koehler created on the occasion of a Wiener Werkstätte fashion show held in April 1911; cards number 518A, 519-522 and 523B. Wimmer-Wisgrill cards are numbered 865 and 868.

Koehler, Mela
US NNFIT SC.4 · collection · 1888-1914

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.

Whittingham and Humphreys (Firm)
US NNFIT SC.193 · collection · 1970 and circa 1975

The Vuokko collection consists of materials dated 1970 as well as undated (circa 1975). It includes Vuokko style and model guide, two (2) advertisement leaflets and a presentation folder. Both A4 leaflets present "Vuokko idea" in design - simple over complicated in both textile patterns and clothing silhouette. Both leaflets feature similar photographs of models wearing Vuokko clothing. Leaflet dated 1970 is tri-fold in English, the undated leaflet from the same campaign as the folder is in Dutch and bi-fold. The Vuokko style and model guide, is in twenty-four (24) loose sheets, underneath each garment drawing, the name of the garment, fabrics and retail price in Finnish Marks are indicated. Some of these garments are pictured in the leaflets described above.

Nurmesniemi, Vuokko
US NNFIT SC.413 · collection · 1920-1946

This collection consists of photographs, press clippings, exhibition brochures, personal papers, and sketches that relate to the career of Austrian artist Vally Wieseltheir.

Wieselthier, Vally, 1895-1945
US NNFIT SC.347 · collection · 1940-1986

This collection consists of original designer sketches, copies of sketches, advertisements, and related items Valerie Fuchs executed for the Aris Glove Company. Eight albums containing

Fuchs, Valerie
US NNFIT SC.418 · collection · 1982 - 2011

This collection contains correspondence, newsletters and Bargaining Agreements pertaining to the operations of the United College Employees of FIT union.

United College Employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (UCE of FIT)
Tom Drew sketches, 1971-1972
US NNFIT SC.84 · collection · 1971-1972

Design sketches with notes drawn by Tom Drew for Toby Tanner.

Drew, Tom
US NNFIT SC.452 · collection · 1989-1998

This collection is comprised of 7 folders comprised of press materials, sketches, slides and photos, and promotional materials as well as .5 linear foot of audiovisual content of runway shows, highlights, and works directed by Theirry Mugler.

Mugler, Manfred Thierry
US NNFIT SC.178 · collection · 1982-1993

15 sketches of both women’s wear and men’s wear reproduced in color. The sketches are dated from Fall/Winter 1982/83 to Fall/Winter 1992/93 and represent some of Mugler’s sportswear and eveningwear lines.

Mugler, Manfred Thierry
US NNFIT SC.363 · collection · circa 1941

This collection contains promotional materials, photographs, stationary and a fashion show program pertaining to the Traphagen School of Fashion.

Traphagen School of Fashion
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
US.NNFIT.SC.485 · collection · 1969

This collection contains contact sheets and photographic negatives of designs by Jo Copeland, Larry Aldrich, Hannah Troy, Havey Berin, Mignon and J.H. Bridals.

The New York Couture Business Council
The 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.

US NNFIT SC.385 · collection · 1989 April 6

Bi-fold program for a Revlon Symposium title The Future of Beauty which was held in New York City on April 6, 1989. Speakers included Nancy Friday, Lionel Tiger, Georgia Witkin, Molly Haskell and Warren Farrell. Also included is a letter from Nancy Friday addressed to the donor David Katzive.

2023 accumulation: three betacam video cassettes with footage of the event and a variety of people, including Joan Rivers, Norman Lear, Gay Talese and others, talking about women in the beauty industry.

Revlon, Inc.
US NNFIT SC.458 · collection · 1945 - 1959

This collection is comprised of 27 original womenswear sketches by former FIT professor Ted Roberts.

Roberts, Ted
US NNFIT SC.289 · collection · undated

This collection is comprised of two 10 1/2 x 14" original pen and watercolor illustrations by Steven Cervantes. One depicts the exterior of a building (possible department store?) and the other is a architecture-inspired surface design.

Cervantes, Steven
US NNFIT SC.332 · collection · 1969-2012

This collection contains fashion sketches (originals and digital facsimiles), fashion photographs, and press/promotional materials documenting the career of Stephen Burrows in the fashion industry from 1969-2012. There is a gap of press materials from 1990-2000 when he left Henri Bendel to open his own business on seventh avenue. His fragrance named, Stephen B., is briefly documented in photographs, press, and a silver wave necklace solid perfume. Ephemeral materials such as personal photographs and an E.R.A ribbon are also a part of the collection.

Burrows, Stephen, 1943-
US NNFIT SC.423 · collection · 2018

This collection contains three programs from the 2018 inauguration of SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, a enamel pin commemorating the event and a DVD entitled The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years.

State University of New York
US NNFIT SC.378 · collection · 1940-1949

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

Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973
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
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
US NNFIT SC.382 · collection · 1930s-1960s

This collection is comprised of 46 folders containing primarily black and white photographs depicting clothed women wearing Victor's hats (1930's to 1960's).

Victor, Sally, 1905-1977
Sachs Brothers, 1928-1930s
US NNFIT SC.28 · collection · 1928-1930s

This collection is comprised of sketch designs for children's clothing, handwritten notes, promotional materials and magazine and newspaper clippings.

Sachs Brothers (New York, N.Y.)
US NNFIT SC.362 · collection · 1945-2016

This collection contains materials related to Ruth Finley (b.1920, Haverville, MA). The majority of the collection consists of published versions of the periodicals Fashion Calendar and the Fashion International from 1947-2014. The collection also includes published and draft copies of Fashion Calendar, Fashion International, Home Furnishing Calendar, Fashion Trade Calendar, and New York Fashion Council. It also includes business related materials in the form of advertising, membership and subscription information for each publication. The collection includes personal records collected by Ruth Finley, including emails, programs from fashion shows, information about awards, and images.

Finley, Ruth, 1920-2018
US NNFIT SC.497 · collection · 1970 - 2010

This collection is comprised of 1170 folders containing color slides of runway show(s)s, between the years 1970 and 2010, of a variety of designers, arranged in alphabetical order.

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Gladys Marcus Library
US NNFIT SC.336 · collection · circa 1920

Two paper and wood promotional fans for the French perfume company Rosine, which was founded by couturier Paul Poiret in 1911. Printed on both sides, one side with abstract botanicals and the other side with the name of the company and a selection of perfumes. Each fan bears a red sticker with the name of a single perfume. The fan would have been scented with that perfume. The fans were part of a series promoting different fragrances. Advertisements, the perfume bottles, and associated products like perfumed cards or fans were all part of Poiret's merchandising artistry.

Parfums de Rosine (Firm)
US NNFIT SC.328 · collection · 1956 - circa 2016

This collection contains a wide variey of materials documenting the career of Simon Robert Newey. His work as a window dresser and display artist is documented by a series of black & white as well as color photographs. Promotional materials for the Zoli Modeling agency inform his work in the modeling and entertainment industry as both an agent and actor. Newey's own career as an actor is documented with his headshots and on-location photographs, and his work as a photographer is represented via promotional materials for his business.

Newey, Robert Simon
US NNFIT SC.100 · collection · 1932-1979

This collection, dated 1932-1979, is comprised of 10 folders of press clippings, high-quality photographs, and correspondence relating to New York milliner Robert Dudley's hat collections, as well as 2 scrapbooks containing press, correspendence and photographs related to Robert Dudley.

Dudley, Robert
US NNFIT SC.483 · collection · 1926- circa 2016

This collection contains photographs, print media, correspondence and audiovisual materials pertaining to the career of menswear stylist Robert Bryan.

Bryan, Robert
Reem Acra photographs, 2009
US NNFIT SC.486 · collection · 2009

This collection is comprised of photographs and contact sheets of designer Reem Acra and her studio.

Acra, Reem
US NNFIT SC.457 · collection · 1970 - 1971

This collection consists of one folder of press releases and one folder of press clippings pertaining to the counterculture magazine Rags, which was in publication 1970-1971.

Burg, Dale
US NNFIT SC.195 · collection · 1950-1975

This collection hold sketches by three fashion designers collected by Pierre Simon. The bulk (248) of the drawings are by Pierre Balmain (198 b/w and watercolor and 49 b/w pencil sketches). The remaining two sketches include 1 drawing each by Christian Dior and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Simon, Pierre
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
US NNFIT SC.424 · collection · 1939-2008

This collection contains a diverse assortment of business and personal items pertaining to French-born fashion designer Pauline Trigère dating to 1939 - 2008 and encompassing the period of her New York fashion career, retirement and after her death in 2002. It includes fashion and personal photographs, marketing materials, tear sheets, correspondence, scrapbooks, original illustrations, packaging, (including hang tags and labels), two hand-drafted paper patterns, and philanthropic records, (including records of her involvement with the Fashion Institute of Technology). In addition to paper items, the collection includes her awards, various types of media such as slides, slide carousels and videocassettes, as well as fragrance bottles and packaging for her perfume Liquid Chic, Trigère brand hosiery in original packaging, three pairs of Beth Levine shoes, two suitcases, and a rustic La Tortue house-sign.

Trigère, Pauline
US NNFIT SC.5 · collection · 1928-1931

17 examples of magazines of photographs of nude women: Artists’ notebook; Real art studies; Dawn: psychology of eugenics, art, love; Classic art; Art stories magazine; Art quarterly; Artists and models review; Art group quarterly; French art; Camera art; Studio art studies.

unknown creator(s)
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
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
US NNFIT SC.427 · collection · 1932-1942

This collection is comprised of twelve sample books and one sample card issued by No Mend Hosiery Inc. with sample swatches and corresponding recommendations for color coordination.

No Mend Hosiery, Inc.
US.NNFIT.SC.493 · collection · 1947 - 1950

This collection contains training materials for Bloomingdales used by Nicole Emmerich Teweles as well as drafts and final copies of the Tobé Report, where Teweles was a Junior Editor.

Teweles, Nicole Emmerich
US NNFIT SC.13 · collection · 1939-1959

This collection is compromised of 48 folders containing design sketches, reference sketches, promotional photos, design photographs, press clippings and ads throughout the years of Nettie Rosenstein's career

Rosenstein, Nettie, 1890-1980
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
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-
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.

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
SC.57 · collection · 1940-1958

This collection holds illustrations of home furnishing designs including arm and side chairs, desks, tables, sofas, beds. Some drawings are stamped with the imprint, "W. & J. Sloane."

Walter, Max
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
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