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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.FITA. · item · 2019 May 16
Part of Academic Affairs records

Alex Joseph, Managing Editor of FIT's Hue Magazine interviews Roberta Elins, Professor in FIT's Advertising and Marketing Communications program, and President, United College Employees of FIT.

Elins, Roberta
US NNFIT SC.FITA. · item · 2017 June 12
Part of Academic Affairs records

Josie Natori, founder of The Natori Company, met with Phyllis Dillon to discuss her career as a lingerie designer. Growing up in the Philippines, Josie Natori was surrounded by go-getters; her father, aunts and uncles, and paternal grandmother were all successful entrepreneurs. Natori shares how after seven years of working on Wall Street, she no longer felt excited by it, leading her to look for a new career. She found it in fashion. At first, Natori bought and sold Fillipino-designed garments in the American market before growing her brand into one of the largest selling lingerie brands in the country. Natori treats her designs as clothes first; clothes that people just happen to sleep in. Discussing her growth into foreign markets, Natori shares her thoughts on changing times and the development of online shopping. Natori reveals that she finds designing lingerie so rewarding because it is such a personal set of garments for a woman to buy and (she hopes) loves

Dillon, Phyllis
US NNFIT SC.FITA. · item · 2019 February 20
Part of Academic Affairs records

Alex Joseph, Managing Editor of FIT's Hue Magazine interviews Susan Rietman, a professor from FIT's Textile Service Design and Fabric Styling program. Susan recalls her childhood and how her life led to fashion, particularly how a serigraphy course led her into the field textiles. She talks about her mother's designer clothing collection that she has kept, and about her move to New York right after college in 1961. Her first job was with Leslie Tillet at "D.D. and Leslie Tillett" where she helped him design bathing suits, and custom fabric, including fabrics for the 1964 American Worlds Fair pavilions. She talks about her freelance work with Jack Lenor Larsen, and the shoe company she worked on with the Tillets called Shoe Fou, which led to her work for Magnin. She then talks about how she began teaching for the Textile Department at FIT in 1966, a year before the union was introduced, what the college looked like, as well as what the students were like at that time (beehive hairdos, patent leather mascara, classroom smoking), and how things have changed. She recounts her time as acting dean, and the transition the textile department made to using digital technology. She discusses her husband's art book store Jaap Rietman, and how she kept the books after the store closed. She finally discusses the first sustainable project conducted in the Textile program called SOS, Save our Surface, and about a book she's writing about a journalist's archive that was donated to her.

Rietman, Susan
US NNFIT SC.FITA. · item · 1994 November 10
Part of Academic Affairs records

Judith Parkas, the Executive Vice President of FIT’s union, discusses her many roles at FIT. In addition to her union work, Parkas was a professor of Biology and Physical Anthropology as well as the project director of the Tech Prep Grant. Over the years, she helped develop and evolve FIT’s curriculum. She discusses the inception of the union and their early contentions with the Board of Trustees. There were also initial difficulties in unifying adjunct and full-time faculty, but Parkas emphasizes how the inclusivity of the union has been hugely beneficial in affecting change at the institution. She discusses how contracts have evolved to be more effective over time, especially thanks to Lou Stoller. She mentions affiliate unions such as the New York State United Teachers union and how FIT’s supportive working conditions have led to low turnover. Parkas talks about the school’s founding around the time of the G.I. Bill, and Shirley Goodman’s lasting legacy at FIT. While FIT’s deep connection with the city and the fashion industry has remained, the student body has become increasingly diverse and international over time. Parkas briefly discusses the differences between the Board of Trustees and the Educational Foundation. Parkas then discusses the development of a 4-year program at FIT, and goes on to describe the Tech Prep Grant that FIT procured from Cauley-Perkins. This program has allowed FIT to implement preparatory curriculum for mid-range high schoolers as well as secure summer employment. Parkas mentions distinguished alumni, and a couple fond memories of her own at FIT. She finishes the interview with a run down of her political involvement around the city.

Parkas, Judith
Tear sheets, 1963-1974
US NNFIT SC.490.3 · series · 1963-1974
Part of Anneliese Kapp collection, 1963-1998

This series is comprised of tear sheets from the New York Times dating between 1963-1974 depicting illustrated fashion advertisements by Anneliese Kapp. The advertisements are primarily for Bloomingdale's.

Production materials
US NNFIT SC.490.1 · series
Part of Anneliese Kapp collection, 1963-1998

This series consists of production materials used by Anneliese Kapp for illustrated fashion advertisements. This series includes copies of her illustrations on paper and photo negatives.

US NNFIT SC.490.2 · series
Part of Anneliese Kapp collection, 1963-1998

This series is comprised of two items. One is a photographic collage of individuals, including Kapp, attending a party. Two is an obituary of Ben Morris in the January 16-22 1998 edition of the Georgia Guardian newspaper.

US NNFIT SC.FITA. · sub-sub-sub-series · 2022-2023
Part of Academic Affairs records

The Soul Club Oral History Project is an initiative of the FIT Library, inspired by the Soul Club fashion shows’ exuberance, positivity, dynamism, and joy. For this oral history project, FIT alumni and faculty members are interviewed about their participation and experience in the Soul Club. The goal of this project is to explore FIT’s rich and diverse history and uplift, amplify, and publicly share the stories of Black fashion students and faculty members as told by the community members themselves.

Taur Orange, interviewer, is the head of Educational Opportunity Programs at FIT.

Orange, Taur