This collection includes the records for the annual day long Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice Symposium. Each year a theme is selected and the graduate students present papers relating to the theme. Included are students papers, print version of their presentations, advertising materials for the symposium, and schedule of events. Further accruals are expected.
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
This oral history collection contains close to 400 interviews of prominent 20th-century fashion industry insiders, including Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Princess Grace of Monaco, and Vera Maxwell, as well as members of the FIT faculty and staff. This collection of in-depth interviews with individuals in every segment of the fashion business creates a broad historical record that is drawn directly from the knowledgeable, informal, and often colorful verbalization of its practitioners. FIT's Oral History Project is a unique record of facts, ways and means, points of view, practice and personality that could be preserved in no other way.
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Gladys Marcus Library
The Integrated Service-Learning Project is an extension of the Interior Design Relief Project which was founded in 2013. It aims to integrate the efforts of like-minded interior designers, architects, and contractors who believe that the design of the physical environment matters, shapes lives, and can empower people. Documents relate to projects conducted with FIT Interior Design students and various New York and New Jersey area organizations including the Bowery Mission Women’s Center in the renovation of their laundry room, the Community of Friends in Action of Leonia, NJ, the Leonia Presbyterian Church, and Hug-it-Forward, to build a “bottle school” in Guatemala, presented proposals for the renovation of the communal kitchen at Hephzibah House in New York City and Living Waters Community Center in Brooklyn, Restore NYC during the Spring semester and moving on to summer with The Bowery Mission Men's Center and St. Paul's House and more. These projects became part of the curriculum and the content is now taught in the 6th semester in liaison with New York Cares
Video and web material that discusses leadership in social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and innovation in the fashion industry. Students, faculty, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs, from FIT and numerous other institutions, discuss emerging trends, network with peers, and share innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
FIT Talks of the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY documents personal accounts and experiences of people relevant to the College and to the industries that support – and are supported by – the College’s curricula. The program incorporates the most suitable technologies for the capture and provision of content and, with the guidance of an advisory board, the strategic addition of new subjects to the collection. The collection is administered by the Special Collections and College Archives, a unit of FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library.
This folder includes digital video presentations and the symposium invitation graphic delivered by the Fashion Textiles Studies Symposium 2021: Wiggle Room - The Lived Experience of Dress, which occurred completely online due to restrictions placed upon students and faculty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“I Was a Mighty Dressed Up Bride”: Wedding Dress in the WPA Narratives by Kenna Libes;
“Hippety-Hop, I'm a Bunny”: An Examination of the Objectification of the Female Body Through the Bunny Costume by Ellen Greene;
Building the Wardrobe that Lasts: The Aesthetic Formula of 1970s Fashionable Anti-Fashion, by Alina Osokina;
Afropunk: A Carnival of Fashion Consciousness by Christianna Rice
This folder includes digital copies of the papers and presentations delivered at the 2020 Symposium, which occurred completely online due to restrictions placed upon students and faculty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are:
Bobbi Wall - "Ruth Reeves’ Lasting Imprint on Modern American Fashion"
Anna Lucia Uihlein: "Louella Ballerino: Fashioning California"
Brynnea Irvine: "The Fall of Luxury: The Forgotten History of Farquharson & Wheelock"
Molly Hartvigsen: "Tobé-Coburn School for Fashion Careers"
Brigid Gerstenecker: "Elizabeth Hawes: Mass Production for the Millions?"
This series includes official copies of any literature or other material made available to the public such as college catalogs. This series may also include detailed course descriptive information, including background materials and supporting documentation.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2019 Symposium. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Anna Muller "Counterculture, Craft, and Feminine Power: Crochet from 1966-1976" ; Monica Geraffo "DIY-stopia: Archizoom's 'Dressing Design' and 'Dressing is Easy' and the Paradox of Hand Sewing in Technological Utopias" ; Megan Gillen "The Honeycomb Stitch: Smocking on Garments from 1887 to 1910" ; Faith Cooper "Punk of the 1970s: Crafting an Image and Identity" ; Emily Nissen "Identifying Out: WLW T-shirts in the Post Stonewall World" ; Andrea Moreno "Decorating the Body: French Art Nouveau Jewelry" ; Avery Novitch "The Woman's Institute: Crafting a New Approach to Home Economics" ; Jessica Sachs "May Morris: Designer, Embroiderer, Educator" .