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Whittingham and Humphreys sketches, 1888-1914

  • 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)

Thierry Mugler collection, 1982-1993

  • 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

The Sunday Times 1963-64

This folder contains correspondence, black and white press photos of Coco Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Emilio Pucci, Mary Quant, Alexandre, press releases and a award program for the 1963 The Sunday Times International Fashion Awards.

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2015 Symposium "Acts of Fashion: Inspiration, Imitation, Appropriation" which occurred on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jade Burger Macnee, "Dress and Art: An Anthropophagic Study;" Christina Frank, "Homeless Chic? Appropriation and Inspiration in Fashion;" Chloe Chapin, "Tuxedos Transformed women's fashion inspired by male evening dress;" Ingrid Wetzel, "Ignore the Violence: Hells Angels, Highway to the Runway;" J. Leia Lima Baum, "Imitating the Familiar: Normcore and the End of Postmodernism in Fashion."

Symposium records

Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2017 Symposium "Dressing New York" on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Lucy Carey "The Great Divide of 1960: Norman Norell's Coulotte" ; Sarah Jean Culbreth "'Who Are the Mystery Girls?': Deconstructing the New York Doll's Image ; Loggans "Fantaies of Opulence: Racial Dynamics of Drag Balls in New York City, 1890-1969" ; Daniel Gustina "Depression Era New York: Dress & Photographs of Fashionable Society" .

Symposia records

This collection includes the records for the annual day long Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice Symposium. Each year a theme is selected and the graduate students present papers relating to the theme. Included are students papers, print version of their presentations, advertising materials for the symposium, and schedule of events. Further accruals are expected.

Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Stephen Burrows collection, 1969-2012

  • 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-

Sara Johns, 1942

This folder contains 5 copies of Harper's Bazaar magazine pages and 19 fashion illustrations signed by Sara Johns. The illustrations consist of two-piece ensembles, dresses and jumpsuits. Some garments shown are attributed to Claire McCardell, Abercrombie & Fitch; department stores Bonwitt Teller and Arnold Constable & Company labeled on the back. There are also 3 loose notes attributing designs to Tina Leser, Tom Brigance for Lord & Taylor, and B.H. Wragge.

Harper's Bazaar

Reynaldo Luza, 1940-1942

This folder contains 18 fashion illustrations produced by Reynaldo Luza that consists of garments and accessories: (hats, gloves, belts, umbrellas and shoes) Some illustrations are labeled Bergdorf Goodman on the back.

Harper's Bazaar

Releases Fall 1966 ADS

This folder contains press clippings, press releases for the Fall 1966 American Designer Series showings and the 1966 American FAShion Critics Awards, the American Designer fashion forecast for F/W 1966, and press releases issued by specific designers about their Fall 1966 collectins, including: Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner, Oleg Cassini, Lilly Daché, Christian Dior-New York, Rudi Gernreich for Exquisite Form, Victor Joris for Cuddlecoat, Kasper for Joan Leslie, Kimberly, Anne Klein for Mallory, Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby, Helen Lee, Modella, Mollie Parnis, Sarmi, Sheffield Watches, Adele Simpson, Stavropoulos,Tiffeau & Busch, Gustave Tassell, Jerry Silverman, Pauline Trigere, Chester Weinberg, and Ben Zuckerman. Also contains 8x10" black and white press photos, most with text press releases attached for : Adele Simpson, Jock Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta, Maurice Rentner, Gustave Tassell, Pat Sandler for Highlight, Olga, Deanna Littell for Warner's, Chester Weinberg, Lynn Stuart, Jean Louis, Christian Dior-New York, B.H. Wragge, Donald Brooks, Sarmi, Edie Gladstone for Deebs Design, Rudi Gernreich, Andrew Woods, Tiffeau & Busch, Jean Louis, Sarmi, Kasper for Joan Leslie, Donald Brooks, Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner, and Geoffrey Beene.

Rags magazine press materials, 1970-1971

  • 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

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

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

Miscellaneous Subscription Services

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

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

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

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

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

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