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by Topic : Fashion merchandising (30)

Includes: advertising -- fashion; department stores; display of merchandise; fashion business; fashion design -- catalogs; fashion display; fashion drawing; fashion forecasting; fashion marketing; fashion -- periodicals; fashion photography; fashion shows; look books; modeling agencies; models; show windows

Adri fashion design business records

Creator : Adri

1967-2007, 13.2 linear ft
Mary Adrienne Steckling (1934-2006) graduated from Parsons School of Design's Fashion Design Department in 1958. In 1966, Adri -- her professional name -- developed her own line and continued designing under her own labels for the rest of her career. In 1982, Adri received the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics Winnie award. The records document Adri's business and professional life, with materials largely arranged according to year and season. Includes clippings and tear sheets, photographic materials, press kits, presentation portfolios, sketches, swatches, and video recordings.

Amos Parrish fashion merchandising clinic workbook

Creator : Amos Parrish and Company, New York

1930, 0.2 linear ft
The workbook that comprises this collection was used during the Amos Parrish Fashion Merchandising Clinic, held in New York City, January 6-10, 1930. Parrish's clinic was offered once and sometimes twice annually from the 1920s through 1955 to forecast the year's trends for the fashion industry. This workbook belonged to Howard Phillips, merchandise manager for the Ernst Kern Department Store, Detroit, Michigan, and was heavily annotated by Phillips during his week at Parrish's clinic.

André and Creators Studios fashion drawings

Creator : André and Creators Studios

1937-1972, 8.8 linear ft
André and Creators Studios were Seventh Avenue fashion businesses that marketed their designs to clothing manufacturers by subscription. In the mid-1970s Pearl Alexander Lipman, André's co-owner and designer since the 1930s, retired, and the company's design drawings were sold to Creators Studios. The collection consists of reproductions of designs -- some vibrantly hand-colored -- produced and distributed by the two companies between 1937 and 1972.
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Dan Arje papers

Creator : Arje, Dan

1949-1981, 3.4 linear ft
Dan Arje (1923-1993) was a designer and display director for Bonwit Teller. The collection is primarily comprised of albums containing photographs and news clippings about Arje's displays, as well as correspondence regarding his decorating work for the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including the decoration of the White House Christmas tree. Also present are materials Arje collected about Bonwit Teller and Tiffany's designer Gene Moore.

René Bouché fashion illustrations

Creator : Bouché, René

1949-1957, 1974, 15.3 linear ft
A celebrated portraitist and leader in fashion illustration, René Robert Bouché (1905-1963) was a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design in 1947. The collection, assembled by Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, consists of over 100 of Bouché's fashion illustrations, as well as a poster from a 1974 exhibition of his work at Parsons.

Tom Brigance fashion publicity and sketches

Creator : Brigance, Tom

1932-1977, 6.7 linear ft
After graduating from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1934, Tom Brigance (1913-1990) became a fashion designer specializing in women's swimwear and sportswear. Exclusive designer at Frank Gallant in the 1950s, Brigance won the fashion industry's Coty Award in 1953. The collection includes scrapbooks of clippings and photographs publicizing Brigance's designs, sketches, publicity materials, and four original fashion illustrations of Brigance swimwear by Dorothy Hood, produced for Lord & Taylor.
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Menswear fashion sketch collection

Creator : DNR (New York, N.Y.)

1995-1997, 0.4 linear ft
Eighteen original fashion illustrations donated by the menswear fashion magazine, DNR (Daily News Record). Sketches in the collection are executed in colored pencil, marker, and watercolors. Designers represented include John Rocha, Tommy Hilfiger, Nina Ricci, Claude Montana, Jose Levy, Paco Rabanne, Gilles Rosier, Joseph Abboud, and Olivier Strelli.

Raymond Driscoll scrapbook and fashion sketches

Creator : Driscoll, Raymond

circa 1942-1961, 1.2 linear ft
With a career that extended from the 1930s to the 1960s, Raymond Driscoll (1915-2004) was perhaps most widely known for his annual best and worst-dressed lists. He also achieved recognition for his costume designs for Mexican film stars. The collection is comprised of Driscoll's scrapbook of photographs, news clippings, invitations, and greeting cards from film stars and politicians documenting his work in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as original fashion sketches.

Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique showroom books

Creator : Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique

1972-1974, 2.2 linear ft
The collection consists of showroom books for the Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique of New York City, 1972-1974. The showroom books include price lists, garment sketch reproductions, and fabric swatches.
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Juke Goodman fashion illustration collection

Creator : Goodman, Juke

1940-1952, undated, 0.8 linear ft
A collection of eighteen 1940s and 1950s fashion and jewelry illustrations collected by art director Juke Goodman. Artists represented in the collection include René Robert Bouché, Burma Burris, Carl Erickson ("Eric"), Ruth Graftstrom, and Jacqueline Lindner. Goodman served as art director for Saks Fifth Avenue and was a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design.

Fred Greenhill fashion illustrations

Creator : Greenhill, Fred

circa 1960s-1980s, 13.5 linear ft
Fred Greenhill (1925-2007) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1950. He went on to work as a fashion illustrator for Neiman Marcus in the 1950s, and was the primary artist for Saks Fifth Avenue in the 1960s and early 1970s. Greenhill is most recognized for his Lord & Taylor illustrations, including the company's trademark long-stemmed rose. The New School Archives holds approximately 700 fashion illustrations that Greenhill created from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Estelle Hamburger manuscript,

Creator : Hamburger, Estelle

1975, 0.2 linear ft
Manuscript created by Parsons School of Design instructor Estelle Hamburger for the book, Fashion Business: It’s All Yours (Canfield Press, 1976).
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Dorothy Haon and Marion Haon papers

Creator : Haon, Dorothy

1938-1976, 4.5 linear ft
Dorothy Haon (1898-1995) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1923-1924, and went on to careers in fashion design and merchandising. The collection, which spans the late 1930s through the 1950s, includes working sketches and notes, cloth patterns, fabric samples, and business records. Also included is work by Dorothy's sister, Marion Haon.

Herbert Sondheim, Inc. fashion business scrapbooks

Creator : Herbert Sondheim, Inc.

1923-1947, 55.1 linear ft
Herbert Sondheim (1895-1966), who taught at Parsons School of Design in 1946, ran a dressmaking business that produced affordable versions of Parisian high-end fashion. The collection includes 19 Herbert Sondheim, Inc. scrapbooks, the bulk of which contain fashion drawings and sketches. Included in some books are sketches depicting the work of Vionnet, Chanel, Molyneux, and other couture houses. The sketches were used by Sondheim designers as templates and inspiration in the early days of a globalized fashion industry. Two scrapbooks are comprised of news clippings, photographs and correspondence from the mid-1940s.

Margaret Hodge Company project files

Creator : Hodge, Margaret

1945-1980, 2.3 linear ft
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1945, Margaret Hodge became director of fashion marketing at Vogue, and in 1967 established her own fashion publicity business. Hodge led multiple marketing campaigns, tying clothing lines to the style and fashion of Hollywood films. The collection largely consists of examples of promotional material from Hollywood films, including publicity, set and costume design photographs, press kits, event announcements and tear sheets. The bulk of the material was produced between 1962 and 1976.
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Lea Hoyt papers and design work

Creator : Hoyt, Lea

1933-1998, 1.8 linear ft
Lea Hoyt (1912-1998) received a degree in graphic design from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1933, and went on to a six decade career as a graphic and textile designer. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, and examples of Hoyt's work, represented by napkins and paper plates, among other items.

Helen Faith Keane fashion merchandising files

Creator : Keane, Helen Faith

1926-1996, 0.4 linear ft.
Helen Faith Keane (née Kahn) Reichert (1901-2011) was a professor at the New York University School of Retailing from approximately 1946 until 1977. The files consist of clippings, course materials, handwritten notes on fashion press, print publications of a vocational nature by other merchandising educators, and programs and invitations for fashion shows.

Margaret Lange student notebook

Creator : Lange, Margaret

1938-1939, 2 linear ft
Margaret Louise Lange's notebook, produced while a student of Costume Design and Illustration at Parsons School of Design, 1938-1939, includes lecture notes, sketches, color studies and fashion clippings.
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Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations

Creator : Nesbitt, Esta

1944-1964, 23.6 linear ft
Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975), an instructor at Parsons School of Design from 1964 to 1974, created fashion illustrations for such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, and the New York Times Magazine. Later in her career, Nesbitt employed innovative printing techniques as a children's book illustrator, created performance art pieces, and was one of the earliest to experiment with fine art Xerography. Nesbitt's work in the New School Archives primarily consists of 271 original fashion illustrations, as well as pre-publication layouts, mechanicals, proofs, and tear sheets.

Fashion look books and merchandising collection

Creator : New School Archives and Special Collections

1960s-2001, 4.4 linear ft
Contains printed and moving image publicity materials produced for late twentieth century fashion designers. Predominant designers include: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan (DKNY), Joseph Abboud, Pierre Balmain, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger. Also contains printed materials produced for Parsons School of Design alumni Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Isaac Mizrahi, Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Peter Speliopoulus, and Bruce (Daphne Gutierrez and Nicole Noselli).

Norman Norell collection

Creator : Norell, Norman

1941-1974, 13 linear ft
Norman Norell (1900-1972) was the first American fashion designer to compete successfully with French couture. In 1943, he received the first Coty American Fashion Critics Award, and in 1956 he was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame. Norell served as a visiting critic at Parsons School of Design from 1943 to 1972. The collection includes awards, biographical material, clippings, fashion sketches, photographs, publicity scrapbooks, and five examples of Norell's clothing.
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Fashion Focus Workshop audio recordings

Creator : Parsons School of Design

1984-1985, 21 interviews
Offered annually during spring semester throughout the 1980s, the Fashion Focus workshops offered advanced photography students an opportunity to meet and hear from fashion photographers, editors, agents, makeup artists, and hair stylists. The 21 recordings in this collection include lectures from 1984 and 1985. Lecturers include Rebecca Blake, Ann Blevens, Dan Brennan, David Brown, Knut Bry, Christiaan (Christiaan Houtenbos), Antony Clavet, Wendy Goodman, Bethann Hardison, Douglas Hopkins, Lucille Khornak, Klaus Laubmayer, Linda Mason, James Moore, Xavier Moreau, Helmut Newton, Johno du Plessis, David Seidner, Walter Thomas, Albert Watson, and James Wojcik. In addition to the Fashion Focus workshops, Advertising, Fine Art, and Photojournalism workshops were offered. These workshops were primarily targeted at continuing education students, rather than undergraduates, and predate the formation of the Photography master's degree program at Parsons.

Fashion print scrapbook collection

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library.

circa 1800-1913, 25.6 linear ft
Consists of 19 scrapbooks containing more than 10,000 prints of fashion illustrations produced between the early 1800s and 1913. The prints primarily depict men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, with a small number of images depicting theatrical costumes, architectural and sculptural details, and textile designs. One scrapbook contains swatches of French and Asian textiles. Many of the images were issued originally as portfolio prints, others cut from books and periodicals, such as Graham's Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine. The majority of the earlier prints are of French origin.

Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

1941-2008, undated, 148 linear ft
Contains the records of the Fashion Design Department of Parsons The New School for Design. Records include course syllabi and descriptions, look books, clippings scrapbooks, student work, and annual fashion benefit planning records, photographs, and programs. A name index for searching Parsons alumni and faculty in the clippings scrapbooks may be found at http://guides.library.newschool.edu/index.
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Fashion runway slide collection

Creator : Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.)

1990-2000, 8.8 linear ft
Saks Fifth Avenue compiled this collection of more than 1,100 slides depicting fashion runway shows during the 1990s. The 35 mm slides depict haute couture and ready-to-wear collections from an international array of fashion designers and houses. Designers represented in the collection include Adrienne Vittadini, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Rifat Ozbek, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint-Laurent, and many others. Former Parsons School of Design students include but are not limited to Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka, Isaac Mizrahi, Charlotte Neuville, Anna Sui, and Yeohlee Teng. Dan and Corina Lecca, Chris Moore, and Dino Scrimali are some of the photographers whose work is represented in the collection.

Saks Fifth Avenue fashion publicity records

Creator : Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.)

1954-1974, 30 linear ft
The collection is comprised of 75 binders of fashion photographs and press materials promoting Saks Fifth Avenue’s clothing lines between 1954 and 1974, including Sophie Gimbel Originals, ready to wear and custom collections from 1954 to 1967. In addition to providing a rich visual record of the dramatic evolution of style over the course of two decades, the photographs, reproductions of fashion sketch sheets, press releases and other materials shed light on Saks' fashion business development and marketing strategy under the leadership of Helen O'Hagan, who succeeded Grace de Mun as Saks publicity director.

Saks News and Saks Fifth Avenue News magazines

Creator : Saks & Company (New York, N.Y.)

1952-1976, 0.2 linear ft
Consists of eight issues of a magazine produced for the staff and associates of Saks Fifth Avenue. There are four issues of Saks News, 1952-53; and four issues of Saks Fifth Ave. News, 1969, 1974, 1976. The 1969 issue honors Adam Gimbel, long-time President of Saks, upon his retirement.
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Michaele Vollbracht fashion illustrations

Creator : Vollbracht, Michaele

circa 1972-1986, 16.2 linear ft
Fashion illustrator Michaele Vollbracht (1947- ) graduated from Parsons in 1968, and has since returned periodically as a visiting critic. After working as a design assistant for Geoffrey Beene, Donald Brooks, and Norman Norell, Vollbracht turned to fashion illustration and portraiture. In 1985 Vollbracht published Nothing Sacred, an illustrated memoir, and in 2000 Parsons mounted an exhibition of his work to celebrate the release of the updated version of the book. The bulk of the collection is comprised of fashion illustrations and designer portraits Vollbracht created for a 1972 fashion show celebrating Parsons School of Design's 75th anniversary and the establishment of the school's Gimbel Library. Also includes a sketch of Vollbracht's iconic Bloomingdale's shopping bag of 1975.

Joset Walker fashion design scrapbooks

Creator : Walker, Joset

circa 1932-1988, 4.6 linear ft
French-born Joset Walker (1902-1999) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928, and soon became a leading designer of ready-to-wear clothing for Saks Fifth Avenue's Theatrical Department. In 1932, Walker served briefly as head costume designer for RKO Pictures, working under the name Josette De Lima. She returned to New York and began designing for wholesale manufacturer David M. Goodstein in 1940, before leaving the company to found Joset Walker Designs. Often incorporating Mexican and Guatamalan textiles, colors and styles into her designs for the American market, Walker reached the pinnacle of her career in the 1940s and '50s as a designer of casual, feminine clothing for women. The Joset Walker collection includes pages from Walker's scrapbooks, largely comprised of clippings of advertisements for her designs, but also including publicity, photographs of department store window displays, and ephemera documenting Walker's career.

John Weitz papers

Creator : Weitz, John

1945-1998, 70 linear ft
A leading figure in the development of American ready-to-wear clothing, John Weitz (1923-2002) established one of the first American signature menswear lines. Through various licensing arrangements combined with self-referential advertising campaigns, he established an international consumer base. In addition to fashion design, Weitz pursued an array of other interests, becoming a successful race car driver, yachtsman, bestselling author and photographer. Weitz was a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design between 1975 and 1995. The collection includes sketches and design drawings, exhibition files, scrapbooks, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, photographs, and audiovisual recordings of promotional campaigns, fashion shows and television commercials.
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