collection SC.147 - Margé Studios collection, 1919-1953

Identity area

Reference code

US NNFIT SC.147

Title

Margé Studios collection, 1919-1953

Date(s)

  • 1919-1953 (Creation)

Level of description

collection

Extent and medium

4.58 linear feet

Context area

Name of creator

(1878-1950)

Biographical history

Madame Margé (Mrs. Marguerite Norlin Faupel), a lauded American fashion designer who won the Com Pugh Gold Prize, the Gossard Trophy, and the Mallison Cup, lived from 1878-1950. She made models for fashion houses (Skinner, Cheney, American Woolen Co.) and retail stores (Wannamaker and Marshall Field) and worked as a fashion consultant to Broadway and Hollywood. She operated a Chicago shop and a New York studio on Madison Avenue. Her 1936-1937 Javanese Batik collection--in particular, her famous 'sarong dress'--was shown in NY, Chicago, and Hollywood and contributed to a trend for Asiatic textiles within the fashion industry.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This collection is comprised of 18 folders containing designer sketches, large fabric swatches many of which include embellishment, and press materials.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series: Sketches and Press. Within the series, folders are organized by date when indicated.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special Collections and College Archives. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at fitlibsparc@fitnyc.edu or call (212) 217-4385.

Conditions governing reproduction

The Department of Special Collections and College Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#108) when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Sketches on paper, fabric samples with embellishments, press clippings, photographs

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and College Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001

Existence and location of copies

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Rules and/or conventions used

AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc

Status

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2019 March

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Sources

Archivist's note

Arrangement, description and

Archivist's note

or archival processing by Kate Lund, FIT, NY, NY, USA

Accession area