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.
The collection includes Claire McCardell's sketches and illustrations as a student, as well as sketches, newspaper and magazines clippings, correspondence, advertisements, invitations to fashion-related events and original photographs from her career as a fashion designer.McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
This collection contains sixty-six original sketches (23 pencil and watercolor and 43 pencil) by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior with fabric swatches attached. All on Christian Dior letterhead.Bohan, Marc
This collection contains two Schocking de Schiaparelli perfume bottles in their original packing and one example of the packaging for Schiaparelli lipstick.Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973
This collection contains one partially full cardboard tube of Shocking de Schiaparelli bath sponges.Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973
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
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
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-
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)
This collection is comprised of one Banana Republic catalog (Summer 1988), two Bonwit Teller catalogs (1973-undated 1970s), and eleven Lord & Taylor catalogs (1974-undated 1970s).Barton, Jane
Miriam Russo Enders surface designs and FIT records, circa 1960-1989Russo Enders, Miriam
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
This collection is comprised of promotional cards for various fashion brands including Calvin Kein, Anna Sui, Ellie Tahari, Bebe, Canal Jean Company, and Levi's, fashion retailers including Urban Outfitters and Style.com, fashion events hosted by Azzedine Alaîa, The Fashion Group International, and Henri Bendel, a pack of illustrated playing cards created by Erin Petson and Maia Adams, issue #29 of Project X magazine, and promotional brochures for Roberto Cavalli, Fayçal Amor, and Ruffo Research for Vogue Italia.Hemmingway, Jill
This collection is comprised of photographs and contact sheets of designer Reem Acra and her studio.Acra, Reem
This collection holds mostly advertisements and newspaper clippings, along with photographs relating to the work of fashion designer Lee Evans.Evans, Lee
This collection is comprised of 121 black marker millinery sketches and photographs.Halston, 1932-1990
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
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-
This collection is comprised of 7 folders of patents, largely for sewing machinery, registered by the Man-Sew Corporation between 1933 and 1964.Man-Sew Corporation
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
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
This collection consists of illustrations, photographs, print materials, awards, and other ephemera relating to the career of American fashion illustrator Jane Bixby Weller.Bixby Weller, Jane
Seventeen pencil renderings of interior elevations for retail design on paper. Brands represented include Estée Lauder, Jordan Marsh, Bamberger's, and Liz Claiborne.unknown creator(s)
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
This collection is comprised of fashion sketches for womenswear.Frederic L. Milton (firm)
The Frances Neady collection of Original Fashion Illustrations was established in 1984 to honor its namesake, an inspirational teacher of fashion illustration. The collection encompasses over a century of fashion art. Its earliest example, a watercolor by Pierre Brissaud for Gazette du Bon Ton, is dated 1913; its most recent donation is by contemporary artist Ruben Toledo. Among other stars represented in the collection are Eric (Carl Erickson), René Bouché, Dorothy Hood, George Stavrinos, and Antonio (Lopez). Donations to the collection come from artists, collectors, and industry professionals. The donated works fulfill criteria established by the Neady Collection Advisory Board, which acknowledges artists who exhibit high standards of draftsmanship and esthetic quality, demonstrate an individual approach, possess technical virtuosity, have worked for high-end magazines, stores or corporations, and have earned the admiration of their peers. The Frances Neady collection’s mission is to encourage and facilitate research by students and industry professionals in the art of fashion illustration. The collection presents a graphic record of the art’s evolution since the 1910s. In addition, it provides a vivid cultural and visual reflection of its time.Neady Collection Advisory Board
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
This collection is comprised of 15 folders containing photographs and press tear sheets, shot by Norman Lerner (1950s to 2011).Lerner, Norman
This collections contain Coty Award programs for 1976-1978 and 1980-1984 and Coty Award press clippings from 1975-1980, 1982 and 1985. Two award show tickets are also included one undated, the other from 1982.Coty (Firm)
The Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon sketches collection contains 8,976 pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches by staff artists representing clothing and millinery available in Bergdorf's custom salon. These garments were made to order either from designs purchased by special arrangement from the leading coutouriers of the day or from sketches by Bergdorf's then well known in-house designers. Representative designers include Dior, Balenciaga, Halson and Courreges. House designers include Leslie Morris, Mary Gleason, and Bernard Newman. There is a complete run from 1950 to 1969. In addition, there is a representative sampling of sketches from the 1930s and 40s.
In addition to the sketches, the collection contains preliminary manuscripts and galley proofs of Booton Herndon's book Bergdorf's on the Plaza (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956) as well as typescripts of his interviews with and about members of the Goodman family and with and about such key members of the staff as Ethel Frankau, Odna Brandeis, and house designers Bernard Newman, Leslie Morris, and Mary Gleason.
The last series contains the original finding aid for the collection.
This collection contains 7 design sheets, 1 sketch and 2 advertisements related to Yumiko Itoyama's millinery designs.Itoyama, Yumiko
This collection contains promotional materials, photographs, stationary and a fashion show program pertaining to the Traphagen School of Fashion.Traphagen School of Fashion
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)
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.
This collection is comprised of four books of Alberto & Roy (Firm)'s historical forecasts for 1986/1987 Fall/Winter, 1997 Spring/Summer, 1998 Spring/Summer and 1998/1999 Fall/Winter. Includes cloth color samples, and fabric swatches for menswear and womenswear.Alberto & Roy (Firm)
The Board of Trustees records consist of nine (9) records series; 1) Miscellaneous records; 2) Executive, Manager, or Administrator's office files; 3) Member records; 4) Bylaws; 5) Procedures for meetings; 6) Official minutes and hearing proceedings (the bulk of the series); 7) Minutes of Auxiliary Meetings; 8) Meeting agendas; and 9) Chartering documents, statutes, and establishment plan.Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
This collection is comprised of fashion sketches made for Hattie Carnegie, Inc. from 1940 - 1955. This collection contains millinery (hats) for which some designs can be attributed to Esther A. Kleeper in 1945. The remainder of the collection is ready-to-wear dresses and suits, along with evening wear, mostly ballgowns, that were adapted from French couturiers for the American woman. The sketches have been divided into millinery, ready-to-wear, and evening wear. Many of the sketches are not dated, but based upon a survey of the collection and dates of similar physical garments made by Hattie Carnegie, Inc. it is assumed that the sketches are from the aforementioned dates.Carnegie, Hattie
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
Donated in March 2009, the Arsho Baghsarian shoe design collection comprises approximately 26 cubic feet (14 cubic feet for the sketches and 12 cubic feet for the sample shoes and embellishments). The collection contains 561 shoe prototypes (210 total pairs and 141 total single shoes), 9 original boxes, 4 accessories (2 pairs of Shin-Shams) and 4752 design sketches, some handbags but mostly shoes shown in profile. Many, especially during the later part of her career are sketch copies since the originals remain at the factory. The original sketches are done in pencil, ink and gouache and photocopied. Additionally, there are numerous fabric and leather swatches, samples of ornament and color charts, roughly 102 pattern pieces, 224 advertisements primarily from The New York Times and Footwear News, 47 photographs primarily from the Margaret Jerrold retrospective exhibition held at Lord and Taylor in 1982, assorted press clippings, and 43 spiral-bound shoe forecasts from the 1950’s and 1960’s from the Mademoiselle Shoe Company. This is undoubtedly an important collection due in part to Baghsarian’s artistry and sculptural sensibility. She was able to utilize and craft a wide variety of materials to produce throughout the world during a career that spanned more than forty years from 1963 through 2008. The range of materials makes the collection an important tool for conservation, while the collection of design sketches, actual shoe prototypes and marketing, sometimes in publications that have greatly transformed or no longer exist, gives students a sense of art marketing and fashion history.Baghsarian, Arsho
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.Duff Gordon, Lucy, Lady
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
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
This collection is comprised of the papers and records of renowned publicist Eleanor Lambert.Lambert, Eleanor
This collection contains black and white press photographs and tear sheets dating from 1933-1976.Esquire, inc.
This collection consists of original designer sketches, copies of sketches, advertisements, and related items Valerie Fuchs executed for the Aris Glove Company. Eight albums containingFuchs, Valerie
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
This collection contains photographs, print media, correspondence and audiovisual materials pertaining to the career of menswear stylist Robert Bryan.Bryan, Robert
This collection contains work and personal items of fashion designer Pauline Trigère dating from 1939 to 2008.Trigère, Pauline
Dye sample book containing various bundles of colored thread.Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers
This collection is comprised of 27 original womenswear sketches by former FIT professor Ted Roberts.Roberts, Ted
This collection contains materials pertaining to Liz Claiborne including Claiboards which date between 1984 and 1996, business records on the textiles used by the company and a small selection of publications on textile science.Rosenfeld, Cheryl