Miscellaneous fashion plates, sketches, and photographs from various sources. The fashion plates from unknown or miscellaneous publications consist of various styles and techniques of printmaking in both color and black and white. Fashion sketches in pencil, marker, or watercolor on paper represent designs available from department stores and miscellaneous designers. The fashion photograph series includes people in fashionable dress for varying purposes, including advertisements.unknown creator(s)
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
38 hand-colored carte de visite photographs of individuals and groups wearing European national dress.Conrad, Giorgio
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
Documents and data related to Edward Moir in his roles as businessman and political activist for the interests of the Carded Woolen Manufactures' Association. However some of the items were collected after Moir's death, and relate mostly to the later years of the mill he ran.Moir, Edward, 1846-1932
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
Advertisements for lingerie, corsets, and brassieres ranging in size from 26 x 31 to 28 x 53 cm. Includes advertisements from 1906 to the 1930s.Warner's
This collection is comprised of 14 original illustrations of academic robes and official robes created for Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition, 1910.unknown creator(s)
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 contains catalogs and almanacs produced by the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché.Au Bon Marché (Paris, France)
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 consists of two matted pochoir prints:
-one depicting the torso of a woman in a pink ensemble holding a blue feather, limited edition, 19/30, 1913-1914
-one depicting two woman and one man viewing prints on paper, original 1912, print 1920
This collection is comprised of A. Beller & Co. sketches for womenswear designs, 1914 - 1929A. Beller & Co.
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
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)
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
Publications, blank and completed test answer sheets, and ephemera.Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
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 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
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 sketch designs for children's clothing, handwritten notes, promotional materials and magazine and newspaper clippings.Sachs Brothers (New York, N.Y.)
This collection is comprised of fashion show invitations from French couture houses and American fashion brands.Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Gladys Marcus Library, unit of Special Collections and College Archives
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 four folders of fashion sketches accumulated as part of subscription services.
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 7 folders of patents, largely for sewing machinery, registered by the Man-Sew Corporation between 1933 and 1964.Man-Sew Corporation
This collection contains black and white press photographs and tear sheets dating from 1933-1976.Esquire, inc.
This collection is comprised of press clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the designs of Madame Eta Hentz for "Ren-Eta" and "Eta."Hentz, Eta, 1895-1986
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
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
Dye sample book containing various bundles of colored thread.Chambre Syndicale des Teinturiers
The bulk of this collection, which was donated by Nancy White in the early 1980s to the FIT Library, consists of 49 scrapbooks relating to Mainbocher, with additional correspondence written by Mainbocher, Nancy White, and Carmel Snow.Mainbocher, 1891-1976
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
This collection contains work and personal items of fashion designer Pauline Trigère dating from 1939 to 2008.Trigère, Pauline
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 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 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 original fashion sketches, illustrations and costume design sketches as well as limited amounts of educational ephemera, correspondence and tearsheets.Bernay, Beryl
This collection contains fashion illustrations (mainly garments) executed for Harper's Bazaar between the years of 1940-1942 by Dagmar Freuchen-Gale, Sara Johns and Reynaldo Luza. On the back of the illustrations there are Harper's Bazaar issue numbers that the illustrations were published in.Harper's Bazaar
This collection contains promotional materials, photographs, stationary and a fashion show program pertaining to the Traphagen School of Fashion.Traphagen School of Fashion
This collection is comprised of the papers and records of renowned publicist Eleanor Lambert.Lambert, Eleanor
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
This collection is comprised of 27 original womenswear sketches by former FIT professor Ted Roberts.Roberts, Ted
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.
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
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
This collection contains scrapbooks from 1949-1953. These scrapbooks include print ads, editorial copy, and biographical sketches. Photographs from 1949-1974 include portraits of Fath, Halpert and their wives, and highlights from the 1952 collection. It also contains press clippings regarding both men and their businesses.Halpert, Joseph
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 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-