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Guide to the William Frawley fashion sketches, before 2000

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0088

Creator

Frawley, William

Title

William Frawley fashion sketches

Extent

0.3 linear ft: 8 illustrations

Summary

Contains eight watercolor sketches by Frawley, who graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1983 and returned as an instructor from 1989 to 1996. Frawley is known for his illustrations in Parsons classmate Isaac Mizrahi's The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], William Frawley fashion sketches, KA.0088, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

William Frawley graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1983 with a BFA in Fashion Design and worked as a designer for Perry Ellis during the remainder of the decade. In 1989, he began a freelance design career, designing for clients such as Gordon Henderson, Liz Claibourne, Isaac Mizrahi, The Limited, Lantis Eyeware, and 9 West/Jones Apparel Group, where he served as creative director for Anne Klein, among other brands. In 2009, Frawley established his own company, specializing in shoes, bags, and accessories.

In addition to designing, Frawley illustrated Parsons classmate Isaac Mizrahi's comic book The Adventures of Sandee the Super Model (1997) and taught in Parsons' Fashion Design Department.

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Scope and Contents note

The sketches, measuring 23 x 30 cm and executed in watercolor and pencil, depict women's apparel.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - July 26, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], William Frawley fashion sketches, KA.0088, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department, 2000.

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Related Materials

Slides of Frawley acting as a visiting critic for the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department will be found in the New School Archives' Parsons School of Design photograph collection (pre-2008 accessions) (PC.04.01.01).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • Sketches.

Occupation(s)

  • Fashion designers.

Subject(s)

  • Fashion design.
  • Women's clothing -- United States -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Sketches 
k_3 6

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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