Collectie SC.40 - Sophie of Saks Fifth Avenue sketches

Identificatie

referentie code

US NNFIT SC.40

Titel

Sophie of Saks Fifth Avenue sketches

Datum(s)

  • 1940-1969 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Omvang en medium

2.63 linear feet in 7 boxes and one large format folio

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1898-1981)

Biografie

Sophie Gimbel, more well-known as Sophie of Saks, was born Sophie Hass in 1898 in Houston, Texas. She attended Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. In the late 1920s she moved to New York and was hired as a stylist at Saks Fifth Avenue. Shortly thereafter she was asked to re-vamp their foundering custom-order Salon Moderne. She was successful in this endeavor, as well as with her line of ready-to-wear, Sophie Originals. In 1931 she married Adam Gimbel who was president of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1926 to 1969. Sophie did not sketch her designs, rather, she used sketchers to assist with visualizing her ideas, or purchased designs from other designers and modified them. She enjoyed significant success, particularly in the 1940s, and her designs were noted for their elegance. Her clientele included Claudette Colbert, Rose Kennedy, and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson who wore a red coat and dress designed by Sophie Gimbel to her husband's inauguration in 1965. Sophie Gimbel retired in 1969 and passed away in 1981.

Geschiedenis van het archief

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

Ordeningstelsel

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Taal van het materiaal

  • Engels

Schrift van het materiaal

  • Latijn

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

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Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

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Beschrijvingsbeheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

US

Identificatiecode van de instelling

NNFIT

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

Status

Concept

Niveau van detaillering

Gedeeltelijk

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

Taal (talen)

  • Engels

Schrift(en)

  • Latijn

Bronnen

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik

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