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Guide to the Menswear fashion sketch collection, 1995-1997

Collection Overview

Kellen Design Archives
DNR (New York, N.Y.).
Menswear fashion sketch collection, 1995-1997
0.4 linear ft: 18 illustrations
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.

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Historical note

The sketches in this collection were donated by the Daily News Record--often identified simply as  DNR--a trade journal published by Fairchild Publications. Established in Chicago in 1890,  DNR exclusively covered menswear, while another Fairchild journal,  Womens Wear Daily (or  WWD) concentrated on women's fashion. Fairchild Publications was acquired by Condé Nast in 1993 and  DNR stopped publishing in 2008.

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Scope and Contents of Collection

Sketches in the collection are executed in colored pencil, marker, and watercolor. The largest sketches, featuring designs by Gilles Rosier and Olivier Strelli, are accompanied by fabric swatches. Sketches are identified by designer and signed by the illustrator. Some are also dated.

Designers represented include Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hilfiger, José Levy, Claude Montana, Paco Rabanne, Nina Ricci, John Rocha, Gilles Rosier, and Olivier Strelli. Each designer is represented by one to three sketches. In most cases, illustrators could not be identified.

The sketches in the collection may have been published in DNR. One sketch by Olivier Strelli is annotated, "for DNR."


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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by size and within each size by designer.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives July 26, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Daily News Record, 1997.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects


  • Sketches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Abboud, Joseph
  • Hilfiger, Tommy
  • Levy, José
  • Montana, Claude, 1949-
  • Rabanne, Paco
  • Ricci, Nina
  • Rocha, John, 1943-
  • Rosier, Gilles
  • Strelli, Olivier, 1946-


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

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Collection Inventory

Title Box Folder
José Levy, Claude Montana, Paco Rabanne, Nina Ricci, John Rocha  k_3 4
Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hillfiger  k_6 9
Gilles Rosier, Olivier Strelli   Includes fabric swatches. k_OSx-2 1

Collection guide Last Updated: 08/30/2012

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