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Guide to the Menswear fashion sketch collection, 1995-1997

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0099

Creator

DNR (New York, N.Y.).

Title

Menswear fashion sketch collection, 1995-1997

Extent

0.4 linear ft: 18 illustrations

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Menswear fashion sketch collection, KA.0099, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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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
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Menswear fashion sketch collection, KA.0099, 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

Donated by Daily News Record, 1997.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Genre(s)

  • 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-

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
José Levy, Claude Montana, Paco Rabanne, Nina Ricci, John Rocha 
k_3 4
Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hillfiger 
k_6 12
Gilles Rosier, Olivier Strelli   Includes fabric swatches.
k_OSx-2 1

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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