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Bery Tucker Young Trends Inc. historical forecasts

  • US NNFIT PERS.HFC.BTYT
  • collection
  • 1959-1975

This collection is comprised of forty books and 7 folders of Beryl Tucker Young Trends Inc.'s historical forecasts and newsletters for October 1959 through January 1975. Includes cloth color samples, swatches, silhouettes, trends, and shoes for girls and boyswear.

Beryl Tucker Young Trends Inc.

Robert Dudley collection, 1932-1979

  • US NNFIT SC.100
  • collection
  • 1932-1979

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

Lord & Taylor collection, 1826-2010

  • US NNFIT SC.125
  • collection
  • 1826-2010

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

Margé Studios collection, 1919-1953

  • US NNFIT SC.147
  • collection
  • 1919-1953

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

Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon sketches, 1930-1969

  • US NNFIT SC.20
  • collection
  • 1930s-1969

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.

Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)

Country Britches, 1974

This folder contains the Fall 1974 press release for the menswear label Country Britches as well as 9 black and white 8x10 photographs of looks from the collection and a black and white 8x10 portrait of the designer/merchandiser of Country Britches, Salvatore J. Cesarani.

Cullen Cardigan, undated

This folder contains a biography of Cyril Cullen, a press release, an 8x10 black and white photograph of Cyril Cullen and his family, and 8x10 black and white photographs of 3 knitwear designs, 4 copies of each. There are also photographs of a building and the designer at a retail display.

Charles James, 1957-1978

This folder contains a list of the Winners of the Coty American Fashion Critics Awards 1943-1966, correspondence between Charles James, Eleanor Lambert, and others pertaining to the Coty Awards and accusations James made against Lambert, a transcript of the testimony Eleanor Lambert gave in the Winston vs. James case in 1957 concerning design piracy, and clippings and photocopies of articles pertaining to Charles James.

Marimekko, 1973

This folder contains 7 copies of 2 black and white 7x9 photographs of Marimekko by Vanha Tavitie looks from Fall/Winter 1973 and one black and white 7x9 unidentified photograph of dress.

Mitzou, 1969

This folder contains a 5x7 and a 6x9 black and white photograph of a silver fringed tunic and thigh high boot ensemble by Mitzou, labeled the "billiard suit."

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