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.Sans titre
Hand-colored carte-de-visite depicting Neapolitan fishers, a man and a woman, with baskets.
Figure facing forward, wearing coat with sunglasses. Black and white with leopard type print. Trench coat with flare bottom. Graphite or grey charcoal with black and white gouache. Covered by mylar and black paper. Back side writing: Nordstrom's. Front Signed Donovan. writing: 3/17 bja gallery Lori (in blue pen) also on front.Sans titre
92 photographs, models #1-#47; mostly walking suits and coats.
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.Sans titre
Disbound scrapbook, (79 leaves?) (168 photographs?) from the autumn 1916 and spring 1917 lines, in 3 folders. Garments are fully annotated, includes title, number, and short description noting colors and/or fabrics. The program for the premier fashion show of this line is available in--US.NNFIT.SC.126.96.36.199 Each number worn by the model has two to four photographs of the garments from different angles. Many designs of oriental influence, especially tea gowns such as #14 "Djer-kiss" Persian, #11 "Tuan", and evening wear - #47 "Bilitis" evening gown, #28 "Salambo" opera coat. Missing is ensemble #5; ensemble #45 is fully described but has no photographs and a note "not designed". 1 item previously in a separate folder was moved into first folder - #33. Album is of heavier, gray color paper, fits 2 photographs next to each other on a single page. [See: --US.NNFIT.SC.1.1.7-9 for duplicated material, note the inconsistency in titles (1916-1917 vs 1916)] Photographs by Feder, Joel
24 sketches .51 - .75 of coats and wraps. Sketches numbered .57, .58, and .72 are missing from this location.
Directional folder contains 51 black and white photocopies of Coats and Wraps sketches from 1920's. Original sketches are glued in the 1916 scrapbook [SEE--US.NNFIT.SC.188.8.131.52-3 for originals]. Sketches come from Berley Studios (subscription service), signature of Ethel Rabin can be seen on some, but for the most part the Berley Studios imprint is covered by that of Lucile Ltd., in some cases the signature of Ethel Rabin (of Berley Studios) is scratched out or otherwise obscured. They seem to be color phototransfers, not original drawings.
26 sketches .26 - .50 of coats and wraps. .34, .43, and .50 are missing from this location.
25 sketches .1 - .25 of coats and wraps
16 sketches .76 - .91. of coats and wraps.
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.Sans titre
This folder contains eleven 9 x 12 3/4" pencil and watercolor sketches of dresses, hats and coats, and one pencil sketch of the floral motif seen in one of the dresses' textiles.Sans titre
This folder contains ten various sized mixed media sketches (ink, gouache, pencil and watercolor in various permutations) of dresses, hats and coats. Two sketches stamped "S.A.R.L. Carven, 6 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées" and "Made in France", one sketch stamped "Hermes seiilier" and one other stamped "Made in France" with no futher attribution.Sans titre
This folder contains twenty-two 9x12 3/4" mixed media sketches (ink, gouache, pencil, crayon and watercolor in various permutations) of dresses, hats and coats.Sans titre
This sub-series contains seventeen original ink and water color sketches of women's outerwear.
Figure in fur lined coat and beret with dog; Black and white: charcoal and washSans titre
Figure in checked coat and skirt ensemble; Black and white: charcoal, crayon and wash with paper-dolled blouse; SignedSans titre
This series contains 22 original sketches of women's outerwear designs by John Derro.Sans titre
Back view of cropped figure in short swing coat and coolie hat; Black and white: charcoal; SignedSans titre