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Sketches and shoe patterns
US NNFIT SC.105.1 · series · 1936-1977
Part of Seymour Troy collection, 1936-1977, bulk 1936-1940

This series consists of sketches of shoes and shoe patterns cut out of paper, cardstock, cardboard, and fabric. Some sketches and patterns are accompanied by embellishments such as leather samples and tassels. Previous documentation noted that some of the sketches in the collection were designed by other designers for Seymour Troy, and specifically named Emery Blau, Al Lewis, and "Cohen." Almost all sketches and patterns are undated.

Troy, Seymour
The 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.

US NNFIT SC.38 · collection · 1927-1975

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
US NNFIT SC.38.2 · series · 1929-1975
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

Professional work. Tear sheets and clippings; advertisements; correspondence; press releases; original sketches; original photographs. All relating to her work as a successful fashion designer for over two decades.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Press Coverage, 1972-1975
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.1 · folder · 1972-1975
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains news paper clipping from Fashion Week, the national news paper of retailing from November 13, 1972. It describes a retrospective fashion show of McCardell's designs, organized by American Designer Rudi Gernreich, 1922-1985. Also in this folder is a newspaper clipping from 1975 featuring a sundress designed by McCardell in 1946.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Press Coverage, 1928-1956
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.3 · folder · 1928-1956
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains original magazine and newspaper clippings spanning from the early days of McCardell's career as a fashion designer to the end of it. In the folder are examples of the wide range of her designs and the unique American Sportswear style she created.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1942-1943
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.5 · folder · 1942-1943
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings of McCardell's designs including swimwear, daywear and examples of her warp dress and other styles that have become her signature over time. Also in the folder are several profile articles of the designer herself and her collections.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1948-1949
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.9 · folder · 1948-1949
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings, some relating to the contest "Maid of Cotton" of which McCardell was a judge that year. Also in the folder are many examples of swimwear and resort designs. It is interesting to note this folder also contains fashion report from Paris and several clippings referring to Dior's New Look, highlighting the discussion in the American market and Media with the comeback of Paris couture after the war.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1949-1950
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.10 · folder · 1949-1950
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains Xeroxed clippings, including McCardell's bathing suit featured on the cover of Life Magazine. Also in the folder are clipping regarding McCardell's men's wear design for an event related to the Costume Institute exhibition "Adam in the Looking Glass" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several clippings relating to her collection of pleated dresses.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1950-1951
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.11 · folder · 1950-1951
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

The Xeroxed clippings in this folder show the wide range of McCardell's designs at the time, including swimwear, knits, day dresses, evening gowns and even Children's wear.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1947
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.27 · folder · 1947
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes many examples of the casual sportswear style for which McCardell is known: swimwear and resort fashion, printed dresses and 'apron' dresses, to name a few.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1950
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.31 · folder · 1950
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes examples of a wide range of McCardell's designs: floral summer dresses, plaid day dresses, coats, evening dresses, beachwear and even children's clothes.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1951-1952
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.32 · folder · 1951-1952
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines. It includes a coverage of a wide range of McCardell's designs: dresses for afternoon and garden parties, beachwear, tennis outfits, pleated dresses, plaid dress, 'Grecian' style dresses and several examples of her famous 'Pop-over' dress.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Design Clippings, 1954
US NNFIT SC.38.2.1.33 · folder · 1954
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains clippings from newspapers and magazines, including the notable Bazaar cover featuring her bateu neck square red shirt with black polka dots in diminishing sizes. It also includes clipping with a plaid dress now at the collection at MFIT.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
US NNFIT SC.38.2.2.4 · folder · 1951-1956
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains Xeroxed advertisements from leading department stores like Lord & Taylor, Niemen-Marcus and Bonwit Teller, as well as many lesser known retailers. It includes an ad for McCardell's children's wear designs for Saks Fifth Avenue.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Photographs, 1938-1943
US NNFIT SC.38.2.7.2 · folder · 1938-1943
Part of Claire McCardell collection, 1927-1975

This folder contains photographs of McCardell's designs, several of them have relevant newspaper clippings attached. Also in the folder are pictures of McCardell receiving the Mademoiselle Merit Award, 1943.

McCardell, Claire, 1905-1958
Andrew Geller, 1969-1970
US NNFIT SC.211.1.1.6 - 1.9 · sub-series · 1969-1970
Part of Arsho Baghsarian shoe design collection, 1963-2008

The Andrew Geller sub-series contains a total of 756 original color sketches in 6 folders. The year information is not available in this subseries. Thus, the time range of it is also supplied according to Baghsarian’s biography history. In this subseries, the shoe types include pumps, flats, sneakers, sandals and boots.
The sketches in this sub-series feature women day-ware integrating comfort and youthfulness. The predominantly used element is still the bulky heels, which is merged naturally into the design of pumps, pump sandals and flats. Besides that, other decoration elements presented in this sub-series include the use of vibrant colors, metal buckles and strong color contrast.

Baghsarian, Arsho
Arsho for Shoebiz, 1979-1986
US NNFIT SC.211.1.1.22 - 1.28 · sub-series · 1979-1986
Part of Arsho Baghsarian shoe design collection, 1963-2008

The Arsho for Shoebiz contains a total of 594 sketches in 7 folders. As another subordinate product line in Shoebiz, Arsho for Shoebiz aims at a younger customer group with a lower market price. As the first product line with Ashro’s name, it bears a special meaning in Arsho’s career.
The sketches of this sub-series are original. This product line contains women footware for all occasions. One feature contained in this sub-series is the hand-woven shoes. Recalled by Arsho, during shoebiz period, these delicate hand-woven shoes were manufactured by their French cooperators, which were very popular among their customers at that time.

Baghsarian, Arsho
Stuart, 1987-1996
US NNFIT SC.211.1.1.130 - 1.163 · sub-series · 1987-1996
Part of Arsho Baghsarian shoe design collection, 1963-2008

The Stuart sub-series contains a total 5344 of sketches in 36 folders. Compared to Stuart Weitzman, most of its sketches are original, and a great part of which are decorated with watercolor. As a subordinate product line in Stuart Weitzman, it is aimed at a younger consumer group and designed to be dressier with a lower price range. Similar to Stuart Weitzman line, Stuart contains shoes types for various occasions in all seasons.

The principle of practicality also succeeds in Stuart line as well. Just as Arsho states that “shoes are designed for walking, not for displaying or fashion show”. Most of shoes styles in this sub-series are from flats to mid-heel height.

Baghsarian, Arsho