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Lucile, Ltd. records, 1910-1925

  • US NNFIT SC.1
  • collection
  • 1863-1935

Collection is comprised of model photographs, sketches, photographs of sketches, show programs, some newspaper and magazine clippings with articles about or by Lucile, order forms, advertisements, and fashion plates. Garment designs include theatrical costumes, wedding gowns, day and evening wear, tea gowns, lingerie and pajamas. Bulk of the collection consists of model photographs, fashion sketches, photographs of sketches and official phototransfers. In addition there are clippings of articles from different publications written by or about Lucile, she wrote regular columns for Hearst publications. Programs for the "Model Parades" introducing lines of clothing for several years. There are some photographs of Lucile's clients, and photographs of "Rose room" interiors of Lucile. Ltd from New York and Chicago locations. Inspirational and reference materials collected by Lucile and/or her staff, mainly fashion plates and newspaper clippings from different publications. Dates range from the early 1910s to the mid 1920s. Model photographs were glued in large format (12-14"w to 16-18"h) standard, blank books to order, referred throughout this finding aid as scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes in the collection. Bulk of original drawings that are arranged according to the type of clothing are loose, drawn on a heavy weight board; sketches for 1916 and 197-18 lines were glued into scrapbooks; there are 12 volumes of original drawings and 2 volumes of photographs and phototransfers. It is possible that two types of arrangement seen throughout the collection (most of Model photographs chronologically, most of sketches by type of clothing) are due to different purpose these materials served; sketches of period gowns or theatrical costumes could have been referred to time and time again for different productions or themed social events, whereas model photographs would have documented actual creation of such a garment at a certain point in time. It is also not clear why, but some scrapbooks with model photographs are reproduced in complete entirety, using same photo session materials some fully annotated.

Lucile, 1862-1935

Barbie promotional materials, 2014

  • US NNFIT SC.384
  • collection
  • 2014

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

Mattel, Inc.

Vally Wieselthier collection, 1920-1946

  • 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

Presidents' records

  • US NNFIT SC.FITA.2
  • subgroup
  • 1944

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)

No Mend Hosiery, Inc. historical forecasts

  • US NNFIT PERS.HFC.NMH
  • collection
  • Fall/Winter 1932/1933- Spring/Summer 1941

This collection is comprised of 1 color card and 12 books of No Mend Hosiery Inc.'s historical forecasts from Fall/Winter 1932/1933-Spring/Summer 1941. Includes cloth color samples, swatches, themes, shoes, gloves and hosiery trends.

No Mend Hosiery, Inc.

Seymour Troy collection, 1936-1977, bulk 1936-1940

  • 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

Lilly Daché collection, 1935-1966

  • US NNFIT SC.109
  • collection
  • 1935-1966

This collection contains original sketches of clothing and millinery purportedly by Daché herself, as well as sketches of models from Parisian couture houses dating to the 1950s. A selection of black and white press photographs and accompanying press releases documents her millinery output between 1962 and 1966.

Daché, Lilly, 1898-1989

Bergdorf Goodman hatbox

  • US NNFIT 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.)

Miscellaneous Subscription Services

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

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

Continental Airlines stewardess uniforms scrapbook, 1970

  • 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

Carmel Snow for Harper's Bazaar press photos, 1954-1955

  • 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

Thierry Mugler collection, 1989-1998

  • 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, Thierry

UCE of FIT records, 1982-2011

  • 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.

UCE of FIT

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

Eric de Juan sketch collection, 1927-1989

  • 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

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.)

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