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

Zone d'identification




Margé Studios collection, 1919-1953


  • 1919-1953 (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

4.58 linear feet
Sketches, fashion illustrations, swatches, press materials

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

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.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

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


System of arrangement

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

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

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 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 ( 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

  • anglais

Script of material

  • latin

Language and script notes

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

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

Finding aids

Zone des sources complémentaires

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

Related units of description

Descriptions associées

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Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Rules and/or conventions used



Niveau de détail

Dates of creation revision deletion

2019 March


  • anglais


  • latin


Archivist's note

Arrangement, description and

Archivist's note

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

Accession area