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 three programs from the 2018 inauguration of SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, a enamel pin commemorating the event and a DVD entitled The SUNY Community Colleges: An Oral History of the First 30 Years.State University of New York
This collection consists of a single 9 1/4" x 14" silver round Bergdorf Goodman hatbox.Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)
This collection contains catalogs and almanacs produced by the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché.Au Bon Marché (Paris, France)
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 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 contains a wide variey of materials documenting the career of Simon Robert Newey. His work as a window dresser and display artist is documented by a series of black & white as well as color photographs. Promotional materials for the Zoli Modeling agency inform his work in the modeling and entertainment industry as both an agent and actor. Newey's own career as an actor is documented with his headshots and on-location photographs, and his work as a photographer is represented via promotional materials for his business.Newey, Robert Simon
This collection is comprised of fashion show invitations from French couture houses and American fashion brands.
Laminated folio sheets detailing designer collaborations with Barbie. Housed in embossed Barbie box.Mattel, Inc.
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-
This collection contains printed Comme des garçons promotion materials dating to circa 1999-2012.Comme des Garçons (Firm)
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 correspondence, newsletters and Bargaining Agreements pertaining to the operations of the United College Employees of FIT union.United College Employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (UCE of FIT)
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 photographs and contact sheets of designer Reem Acra and her studio.
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
This collection is comprised of the papers and records of renowned publicist Eleanor Lambert.Lambert, Eleanor
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