The Soul Club Oral History Project is an initiative of the FIT Library, inspired by the Soul Club fashion shows’ exuberance, positivity, dynamism, and joy. For this oral history project, FIT alumni and faculty members are interviewed about their participation and experience in the Soul Club. The goal of this project is to explore FIT’s rich and diverse history and uplift, amplify, and publicly share the stories of Black fashion students and faculty members as told by the community members themselves.
Taur Orange, interviewer, is the head of Educational Opportunity Programs at FIT.
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.
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?"
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" .
Materials from old--US.NNFIT.22.214.171.124 (Box 1) except for sketches. A mix of photographs of interiors, models and theater personalities. Instead of attempting to locate the context for the model photographs they will be left in this original arrangement, as they might be related to significant developments in Lucile Ltd. existence. For example a title "1 Lake Shore Drive" (No. 40, a winter coat and accessories ensemble) is the address of the Lucile Ltd. in Chicago established in 1915, this model was part of the Fall collection for that year. Interior photos of the "Rose rooms" from Chicago and New York locations are included here too. In addition, this box houses 5 covers of disbound scrapbook volumes.
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2018 Symposium "Behind the Designer" on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Caela Castillo "Armored in Ivory: The Bold Style and Soul of Nancy Cunard" ; Carson Poplin "Establishing a Legacy: Charles James & Millicent Rogers" ; Carol McLennan "Embracing the In-Between: Comme des Garçons, Butoh, and Ma" ; Lauren Bilodeau "Photographing Schiaparelli" ; Raissa Bretaña "The Dog Behind the Designer: Model, Mascot, and Muse" ; Laura E. Peluso "A Well-Edited Style: Jane Trahey's Fashion Advertising Campaigns" .
Includes the papers and presentation delivered at the 2018 Symposium "Behind the Designer" on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The names of the presenters and the title of their presentations contained in this folder are: Jennifer Pronesti "Basket, Bones and Biomorphism: Beneath the Surface of Ralph Rucci's Process" ; Bethany Gingrich "The Temple of the Muses: Max Meyer and the New York Museum" ; Darnell Lisby "Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell: Like Father and Daughter" .