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Guide to the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings, circa 1960-2010

Collection Overview

Repository

Parsons Institutional Collections

Collection Identifier

PC.07.02.05

Creator

Parsons School of Design. Fashion Design Department.

Creator

Parsons the New School for Design. Fashion Design Dept.

Creator

Parsons the New School for Design.

Title

Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings, circa 1960-2010

Extent

92 analog recordings: 60:32:16 duration

Language of Materials

All recordings in English, with the exception of one Japanese language film.

Summary

This collection is comprised of audiovisual recordings primarily commissioned by Parsons School of Design. Most of the recordings are of the Parsons Fashion Design Department's annual scholarship benefit and runway show. Also included in the collection are recordings of junior year presentations, promotional films about Parsons, and a Japanese-language film created by the United States Information Agency featuring a Parsons fashion student.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings, PC.07.02.05, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Historical Note

Originally named the Chase School of Art, Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896 by American Impressionist painter William Merritt Chase with a focus on the fine arts: painting, drawing, and sculpture. Two years after its founding, the school changed its name to the New York School of Art. In 1907, Frank Alvah Parsons became an administrator at the school and made design an important part of the educational mission. He introduced the first full professional departments in interior design, fashion design, and graphic design. To recognize the growth of the design curriculum, the school was renamed the New York School of Fine and Applied Art in 1909. In honor of Mr. Parsons, who was important in steering the school's development and in shaping arts education through his theories about linking art and industry, the institution became Parsons School of Design in 1941. It became a division of the New School for Social Research in 1970.

The school offered courses in fashion design, then called costume design, as early as 1904. Frank Alvah Parsons enlarged upon these courses to create a full professional department in 1907. Over the next four decades, the program's name was changed several times, as follows: Costume or Clothes Design (1918), Costume Design and Costume Illustration (1921), Costume Design (1922), Costume Design and Costume Illustration (1923), Costume Design and Costume Construction (1925), Costume Design and Construction (1927), Costume Design, Construction and Illustration (1928), Costume Design and Illustration (1937). In 1954, the department was divided to form the Fashion Design Department and the Fashion Illustration Department. As of 2019, Parsons School of Design's School of Fashion offers AAS, BFA, and MFA degrees.

In the early twentieth century, Parsons’ fashion curriculum focused on the creation of sketches of fashion designs that could be sold to manufacturers. In 1915, students also began to work with fabric to produce finished garments. In its current incarnation, as of 2019, the School of Fashion places an emphasis on understanding the entirety of the design process from the initial concept to the final product and its marketing. The curriculum seeks to educate students on the fundamentals of good design, as well as to develop essential skills specific to fashion design, such as model drawing and pattern drafting, which are applied to real-life design problems. Students also research the historical purposes and implementations of fashion design, study business practices, and investigate the environmental and commercial impact on the profession.

In 1919, to supplement its core group of instructors, the department initiated a program to invite professional designers to critique student work. By 1954, students in their junior and senior years worked under the supervision of visiting critics from the professional fashion industry to design and create garments. The department’s curriculum was revised in 2001, such that the critic mentorship program was confined to the junior year, while seniors worked independently to produce a thesis collection that exhibited their own individual style.

Notable fashion designers who attended--although they may not necessarily have received a degree from--Parsons School of Design include Gilbert Adrian (1923), Claire McCardell (1928), Donald Brooks (1950), Willi Smith (1969), Donna Karan (1969), Anna Sui (1973), Isaac Mizrahi (1982), Marc Jacobs (1984), Tracy Reese (1984), Mark Badgley (1985), James Mischka (1985), Derek Lam (1990), Narciso Rodriguez (1991), Behnaz Sarafpour (1992), Peter Som (1997), Lazaro Hernandez (2002), and Jack McCollough (2002).

Parsons began organizing annual fashion collection shows at prestigious venues to present graduating student work probably in the mid-1920s. The event was regularly recorded on 16mm film, and later on video, from 1966 onwards. In 1974, the name of the event changed to Critics' Awards Show, and, in 1993, to Critics' Awards Benefit. From 2002 it was called Parsons Benefit & Fashion Show.

Beginning in the 1940s, visiting designer critics nominated students to receive awards at the annual fashion show (from 1960 called the Gold Thimble Awards). The Student Designer of the Year Award began in 1967, and was given annually to the best student. Since the 1970s, the annual fashion shows have also honored outstanding contributors to the fashion industry, with the Parsons Award presented to recipients as part of the annual show. For several years, the Mohair Council of America, the National Association of Men's Sportswear Buyers, the Scandinavian Mink Association, and J.C. Penney Company, among other fashion businesses, also awarded students at the annual show.

Each year a 'jury of selection show' preceded the annual fashion show, where the audience often selected which designs were presented at the annual show, and the jury committee decided which designs received awards. The first 'jury of selection show' recording in this collection is from 1969.

Probably beginning around the 1980s, the Junior Year Presentation were also recorded, where some junior students were awarded Silver Thimble Awards. The first Junior Year Presentation recording in this collection is from 1981, the last from 1999.

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Scope and Content of Collection

This collection primarily consists of documentary and promotional footage related to the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department's annual benefit and runway show, including the preliminary critic review sessions, where well-known designers discuss students' work and advise them, and jury shows where designs are selected to be included in and awarded at the runway show. There is a single video of a fashion show at Parsons Paris from 1989. Also included is a small amount of Fashion Design Department-related audiovisual material not directly connected to the annual benefit and fashion show, such as recordings of Junior Year presentations, short films promoting the Parsons fashion design program, and news segments related to the department. The collection also includes a Japanese-language film created by the United States Information Agency Television Office featuring a Parsons student.

The earliest recordings in this collection were made on 16 mm film. In the mid-1970s, video recording entirely replaced film. The dominant video format in this collection from the 1970s through the 1990s is U-matic cassette, with the occasional use of Betacam. While this collection also contains a number of VHS cassettes, VHS was commonly used for making dubs from Betacam and U-matic master cassettes. While VHS camcorders may have been the master recording device for some of the events documented in this collection, it is more likely that the VHS cassettes in this collection are dubs of U-matic or Beta masters. Optical media in the form of DVDs appear in this collection beginning in the mid-2000s, replacing all other formats--the original video recording format used to record the events on the DVDs is unknown--it may have been Hi-8, Digital Betacam, Betacam, or miniDV.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized chronologically by recording date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Parsons Institutional Collections - October 2, 2019

66 5th Avenue
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New York, New York
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings, PC.07.02.05, box __, folder __, The New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Researchers must use digital access copies or pay a digitization fee for the five recordings in this collection that are not available in digital form. Access to 16 mm film reels, U-matic, Betacam and VHS tapes is restricted for reasons of preservation.

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.

Custodial History note

The custodial history of the analog recordings forming the bulk of the collection is unknown. The New School Archives possesses no documentation on the acquisition or transfer of these recordings into the Archives' custody.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The staff of the New School Archives and Special Collections assembled this collection from legacy recordings found in the Archives without provenance. More recent recordings on DVD transferred from what was then Communications and External Affairs (as of 2019, the Marketing and Communications unit) in 2014, although it is unknown which individual or sub-unit compiled the discs. One disc transferred directly from the School of Fashion, 2014.

Processing Information note

The New School Archives undertook digitization of the majority of this collection. The digitization project was partially underwritten by The New School's University Development and Alumni Relations department. All but five recordings listed in the collection inventory are available as digital files. These un-reformatted recordings are identified in the collection inventory.

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Related Materials

The New School Archives holds the records of the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department (PC.02.02.01), which includes documentation related to the annual fashion show, including a comprehensive collection of printed programs and student drawings of ensembles featured in the fashion shows. Additionally, the Parsons School of Design fashion critic direction audio recordings (PC.07.02.01) document the relationship between designer critics and students in the semester prior to the fashion show. A 1994 oral history interview with Parsons School of Design alumnus, faculty member and Fashion Design Department chair Frank Rizzo in which he recounts the history of the annual show will be found in the Parsons School of Design Centenary oral history project (PC.07.01.01).

Textual records created by university administrators in the process of planning fashion shows will be found in the following record groups: John Everett records (NS.01.01.02), New School Office of the President records (NS.01.01.03), Albert Landa records (NS.03.02.07), Allen Austill records (NS.02.01.03), Charles S. Olton records (PC.02.01.03), and Parsons School of Design administrative and other offices collection, Special Events series (PC.03.01.01).

Visual documentation of the annual fashion show from the 1940s to the late 1960s will be found in the Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records (PC.03.02.01). The mid-1970s through 2000 will be found in the Parsons School of Design photograph collection (PC.04.01.01) and in the New School Marketing and Communications photographs (NS.03.01.09).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Occupation(s)

  • Fashion designers.

Personal Name(s)

  • Banks, Jeffrey
  • Brooks, Donald, 1928-
  • Essex, Marie L., -2001
  • Gunn, Tim
  • Karan, Donna, 1948-
  • Levy, David C.
  • Locke, Edith Raymond
  • Mizrahi, Isaac
  • Rizzo, Frank S.

Subject(s)

  • Advertising -- Fashion.
  • Award presentations.
  • Fashion design.
  • Fashion merchandising.
  • Fashion shows.
  • Fund raising.
  • Men's clothing industry.
  • Special events.
  • Universities and colleges -- Departments.
  • Women's clothing industry.

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Other Finding Aids note

For item-level description and video files from the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/PC070205.

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Collection Inventory

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A Cinderella Story (United States Information Agency) circa 1960   1 16mm film : 00:15:19 duration

United States Information Agency film featuring Parsons School of Design alumna Reiko Kutsuki Hori. Hori, a member of the class of 1956, emigrated from Japan to the US. She went on to have a successful career as a fashion designer and instructor at Parsons. In Japanese.

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The Designer (National Cotton Council of America) 1961   1 16mm film : 00:10:06 duration

Promotional film produced by the National Cotton Council of America for Parsons School of Design. Footage includes classrooms, studio scenes, and shots of the exterior of the Parsons building at 410 East 54th Street. The video features a juried show, with jurors such as Vera Maxwell, Adele Simpson, Fernando Sarmi, and others. Emphasis on cotton textiles.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Collection 1966 May 12   1 16mm film : 00:03:42 duration

Film of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1966. The film features voiceover narration and soundtrack. Jury members include Deanna Littell, Norman Norell, and Don Simonelli, among others. Eugenia Sheppard, fashion columnist at the New York Herald-Tribune, and Mildred Custin, President of Bonwit Teller department store, give remarks. A number of students recieve Critics' Awards.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Collection and Dinner 1967 May 12   1 16mm film : 00:03:11 duration

Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the Plaza Hotel. The film features voiceover narration and soundtrack. Jury members include Deanna Littell, Leo Narducci, Oscar de la Renta, Stanley Herman, John Moore, Jacques Tiffeau, Donald Brooks, and Chester Weinberg. Sportswear award goes to Kay Unger. Francesca Vitiello receives the first Student Designer of the Year Award. The announcer is Mona Roset. Michaele Vollbracht and Kay Unger peek out from behind the stage at 01:32.

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A Parsons Graduate 1968   1 16mm film : 00:11:54 duration

Short promotional fim for the Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design. The film includes classrooms, studio scenes, shots of the Parsons building at 410 East 54th Street, and footage of the Garment District. Commentary is provided by Ann Keagy, chairman of the Fashion Design Department, Bill Blass, and others. Critics Norman Norell and Rudi Gernreich examine student work. Michaele Vollbracht, a student at Parsons, recieves feedback from Norell on a dress (06:34). Vollbracht is presented an award for the dress (10:04). Kay Unger is featured several times. Student Donna Karan (née Faske) appears (02:38). The film includes the annual senior fashion show at the Plaza Hotel (08:25).

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A Parsons Graduate excerpt 1968   1 16mm film : 00:03:08 duration

Excerpt of promotional film for the Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design. The original film is A Parsons Graduate (1968). Although an excerpt, this film contains roughly one minute of additional footage of designer Norman Norell examining Donna Karan's (née Faske) work. The film includes the annual senior fashion show at the Plaza Hotel (00:00:51).

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Parsons Fashion Show & Dinner 1969 Apr 30   1 16mm film : 00:03:28 duration

Film of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. The film begins with footage of judges, including Oscar de la Renta, Chester Weinberg, and Norman Norell. Designers Leo Narducci and Deanna Littell give remarks. The film concludes with the annual fashion show at the Plaza Hotel. The announcer is Linda Riminich. Bill Robinson receives the Student Designer of the Year Award.

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Parsons School of Design Annual Fashion Show 1970   1 16mm film : 00:03:20 duration

Film of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the Plaza Hotel. The film features commentary by designer Norman Norell and footage of students in the studio. Jurors for the fashion show include designers Chester Weinberg, Don Simonelli, Donald Brooks. Barbara "Bosha" Johnson receives the Student Designer of the Year Award.

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Fashion Award Show 1971 Apr 7   1 16mm film : 00:03:22 duration

Film of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the Plaza Hotel. Voiceover announces the year's theme, "Anything Goes." The theme draws on a Cole Porter song of the same name, which plays throughout the film. Jurors for the fashion show include designers Donald Brooks, Chester Weinberg, Stan Herman, and Norman Norell. John R. Everett, president of the New School for Social Research, appears in the audience. Sidsel Taubo receives the J.C. Penney's Student Designer of the Year Award. The announcer is Herman.

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Parsons School of Design Presents a Student and Alumni Fashion Show and Ceremony 1972 Apr 27   1 16mm film : 00:10:48 duration

Silent film of the annual Parsons School of Design student and alumni fashion show at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The event jointly honors Mrs. Sophie Gimbel, Allan R. Johnson, chairman of the board at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Gordon Franklin, president of Saks Fifth Avenue. Actress Lauren Bacall is in attendance. Carrie Donovan, senior editor at Harper’s Bazaar, announces the runway show. Designers Donald Brooks, Chester Weinberg, and others appear in close-up, chatting, following the show.

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Where Fashion Begins after 1975   1 16mm film : 00:01:24 duration

Promotional film for a new calculator model designed by Casio, the AL-8. The film focuses on the calulator's ability to compute precise fabric measurements, a feature useful for students at Parson School of Design. The film includes shots of classrooms and the exterior of the Parsons building at 2 West 13th Street.

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1975-1976 Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition (Scandinavian Mink Association) 1976   1 16mm film : 00:05:25 duration

Film of the Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition, an event sponsored by the Scandinavian Mink Association. This event offers Parsons School of Design students the opportunity to design mink garments for a young designer collection. The film includes classroom presentations on designing and manufacturing mink clothing by industry experts. Ann Keagy, chairman of the Fashion Design Department, discusses last year's fashions. There is an outdoor showcase of models wearing finished mink coats. The film closes with a presentation of the winning designs.

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1975 Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition (Scandinavian Mink Association) 1975   1 16mm film : 00:01:32 duration

Promotional film featuring winners of the Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition of 1975. The Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition is an event offering Parsons School of Design students the opportunity to design mink garments for a young designer collection. The event is sponsored by the Scandinavian Mink Association. Winners include Robert Tonner, Jeffrey Banks, Shaindl Rotbard, and Izabel Lam.

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1976-1977 Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition (Scandinavian Mink Association) circa 1977   1 16mm film : 00:01:23 duration

Promotional film featuring winners of the Saga Mink-Parsons Design Competition. This event, sponsored by the Scandinavian Mink Association, offers Parsons School of Design students the opportunity to design mink garments for a young designer collection. Probably dated 1977. Winners include Denise Sprauve and Catherine Roberts.

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J.C. Penney Parsons Boyswear Show 1977   1 16mm film : 00:03:39 duration

Film of a boyswear competition for Parsons School of Design students, sponsored by J.C. Penney Company. The designs are for boys ages 4 to 15. Models include a son of a New York Rangers coach, a Metropolitan Opera singer, and two sons of John G. Avildsen, the director of the film Rocky. Jurors include Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ciccarelli, Donald Brooks, and Alexander Julian. Includes commentary by Donald Brooks and Oscar de la Renta as well as presentations by representatives of the boyswear industry.

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Midday with Bill Boggs segment (Radio TV Reports) 1977 May 22   1 Betacam : 00:16:52 duration

Joint interview of Parson School of Design student, Frances Plonka, with designer Oscar De La Renta and writer Lois Wyse. Plonka was the recipient of the Student Designer of the Year Award for 1977. A fashion show follows the interview.

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Parsons School of Design Junior Year Final Presentations (Fly By Night Video) 1981   1 U-matic : 00:20:00 duration

A video of the annual Parsons School of Design junior class fashion show. The video includes a presentation from designer Isaac Mizrahi, then a student at Parsons.

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Parsons School of Design Annual Fashion Critics Awards Show and Dinner Dance 1981 Apr 28   1 U-matic : 00:19:11 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. The event honors Marvin S. Traub, chairman of Bloomingdale's. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. Cynthia Steffe receives the Student Designer of the Year Award.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1983 Apr 12   2 U-matic: 01:33:07 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1983. The event honors Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times. Marvin S. Traub, chairman of Bloomingdale's, presents the Parsons Award to Sulzberger. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. This is the first annual show with Frank Rizzo as dean of the Fashion Design Department. Footage ends midway through the show.

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1983. The footage begins midway through the runway show. Edith Raymond Locke is the announcer. David Pfendler receives the Student Designer of the Year Award. Designer Donald Brooks presents the costume design showcase. The event concludes with a procession of the class of 1983. The video ends with footage of people at the fashion benefit, dining and dancing.

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Eyewitness News Magazine segment (Magno Video) 1983 Apr 12   1 U-matic : 00:10:00 duration

Not digitized. News broadcast on the workings of the Parsons School of Design Fashion Critics Awards Show. Frank Rizzo's first year as chair of Fashion Design Department.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1984 Apr 10   2 U-matic: 01:07:50 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1984. The event honors William S. Ruben, president and chief officer at Bonwit Teller. David C. Levy, executive dean of Parsons, opens the benefit. Ruben receives the Parsons Award. Marc Jacobs is awarded the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award (at roughly 0:30:00), Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award (at roughly 0:41:00), and Student Designer of the Year Award. The announcer is fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke.

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1984. This video begins near the conclusion of the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Pale to Deep Purple Evenings... circa 1923." The announcer is Edith Raymond Locke.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Teletechniques Inc.) 1985 Apr 17   2 U-matic: 01:17:40 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1985. The event honors Grace Mirabella, editor-in-chief at Vogue. Lee Abraham, chairman of the Associated Merchandising Corporation (AMC), offers the opening remarks. Mirabella is presented the Parsons Award. Geoffrey Gertz receives the Student Designer of the Year Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show.

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1985. The video begins near the runway show's conclusion. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Garden Girls... circa 1916."

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Beach Street Videocenter) 1986 Mar 6   2 U-matic: 01:11:24 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. This video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, Chairman of the Fashion Design Department.

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. This video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, Chairman of the Fashion Design Department.

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Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1986 Apr 7   2 U-matic: 01:30:22 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1986. The event honors New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show and post-show socalizing. Sol C. Chaikin, president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, gives opening remarks. David C. Levy, executive dean of Parsons, follows. Koch is presented the Parsons Award by Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the New School for Social Research. Barbara Lill receives the Student Designer of the Year Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show.

The second segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show for 1986. The video begins near the conclusion of the runway show. The announcer is fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke. Evening gowns are presented. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Parsons goes to Hollywood... circa 1936."

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Michael Beckman Productions) 1987 Mar 10   1 U-matic : 00:55:07 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, chairman of the Fashion Design Department. Footage begins midway through the runway show.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Michael Beckman Productions) 1987 Apr 21   1 U-matic : 01:01:45 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. The event honors the department store B. Altman & Co. The show includes a moment of silence in memory of designer Willi Smith, who passed away that year. Smith was a former Parsons student who later returned as a visiting critic. His students' designs appear in the show. Alex Fung and Kristin Caskey jointly receive the Student Designer of the Year Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Ladies Mile," a tribute to B. Altman.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1988   1 U-matic : 00:58:09 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1988 Apr 19   2 U-matic: 01:06:26 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Ira Neimark, chairman and chief executive officer at Bergdorf Goodman. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the show. Neimark receives the Parsons Award. Gary Markle receives the Student Designer of the Year Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "A Weekend with Napolean... circa 1796-1810."

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. Executive Dean of Parsons, David C. Levy, gives remarks. Special recognition is extended to Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Parsons School of Design Junior Class Fashion Show 1989   1 U-matic : 0:33:17 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual junior class runway show. The video is narrated by a student at Parsons. In the video, Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, announces the Silver Thimble Awards.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1989 Mar 8   1 U-matic : 00:50:13 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show '89 (Bob Bogen Productions) 1989 Apr 18   3 analog recordings: 01:23:20 duration

Note that there is significant overlap between the three tapes (as well as the three digital files) depicting this event.

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Lena Horne, actress, singer, and activist. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, sketches of student fashion designs, and footage of the audience. Horne recieves the Parsons Award. Following, she gives a speech about designers encountered in her career. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Wartime Forties." The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. Parsons Executive Dean, David C. Levy, extends special thanks to Chair of the Fashion Design Department, Frank Rizzo. Dorene Benedetto receives the Student Designer of the Year Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show.

An excerpt of the Parsons School of of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. Footage begins with the runway show midway through the event. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke is the announcer. The video ends with the presentation of the Gold Thimble Awards.

An excerpt of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The video begins midway through the runway show. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke is the announcer. The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. Parsons Executive Dean, David C. Levy, extends special thanks to Chair of the Fashion Design Department, Frank Rizzo.

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Parsons Paris Fashion Show (Novalis Production) 1989 May 24   1 VHS : 00:18:45 duration

A video of a fashion show at Parsons Paris. The video opens with a montage of fashion illustrations, studio shots, and footage of models being prepped. During the show, models walk through a seated audience in an ornately decorated room.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1990 Mar 7   1 U-matic : 00:44:22 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video depicts selected designs and award winners for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. Announced by Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department. Recording begins midway through the show.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1990 Apr 17   3 U-matic: 02:00:52 duration

The first segment of a three-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Ellin J. Saltzman, senior vice president and corporate fashion director at R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. The video begins with a montage of pre-show preparation and post-show socializing. Saltzman receives the Parsons Award. The footage concludes midway through the show, prior to the showcase of costume design projects. The announcer is fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke.

The second segment of a three-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The runway show is depicted in full. Designer Donald Brooks presents the annual costume design showcase. The showcase's theme is "Poiret -- a Masked Ball... circa 1914." Dean of Parsons, Charles Olton, introduces Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department. Rizzo presents the Gold Thimble Awards.

The final segment of a three-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The video begins with Chair of the Fashion Design Department, Frank Rizzo, concluding his presentation of the Gold Thimble Awards. Following this presentation, students and guest critics come on stage. These critics include Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors and Adri (Mary Adrienne Steckling). Danny Gee receives Student Designer of the Year Award. The film ends with procession of the class of 1990.

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Attitudes television show segment (Lifetime Television) 1990 Apr 30   1 U-matic : 01:02:00 duration

Not digitized. Episode of the television talk show, Attitudes, featuring a segment around 33 minutes in on "Winning Fashion of Top Designers of the Future: Parsons Students." Parsons School of Design alumnus Marc Jacobs introduces the Parsons senior class of 1990 and their designs, talks about the process of preparing for the senior show, and presents the "1914 Masked Ball," the Concepts in Design project that closed the senior show. The 25th anniversary of  Cosmopolitan magazine is also celebrated.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1991   1 U-matic : 00:44:23 duration

A video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, is the announcer.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen productions) 1991 Apr 23   2 U-matic: 01:31:00 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Lee Abraham, Chairman and Chief Executive at the Associated Merchandising Corporation (AMC). The video begins with a montage. This montage depicts runway show preparation and post-show socializing. Abraham receives the Parsons Award. Two informational videos are screened. The first video concerns Parsons. The second video focuses on the Fashion Design Department's critic program. The runway show follows. Footage ends mid-show. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke is the announcer.

The final segment of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The video begins midway through the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks presents the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Beauties and the Beast 1925," which combines fashions inspired by the Ziegfeld showgirls with students' favorite animals. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke introduces an AIDS memorial quilt students made from Parsons students' fabric scraps. The quilt was auctioned, with proceeds to be donated to the People With Aids Coalition (PWAC). The Gold Thimble Awards are announced. Robert Best receives Student Designer of the Year. Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, is recognized by Theresa Chiappetta, faculty at Parsons.

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Parsons School of Design Junior Class Fashion Show (MOH's Productions) 1991 May 13   1 VHS : 00:54:15 duration

Video of Parsons School of Design junior class annual fashion runway show at the Fashion Education Center. Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, is the announcer. Rizzo also presents awards from the Mohair Council of America and the Silver Thimble Awards.

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Parsons Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1992 Mar 26   1 U-matic : 01:00:10 duration

Video of the Parson School of Design jury of selection show. The video features selected designs and award winners for the Parsons School of Design Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1992 Apr 28   2 U-matic: 01:43:37 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The video begins with montage depicting preparation for the runway show and post-show socalizing. John R. Everett, president of the New School for Social Research, presents the Parsons Award to Federated Department Stores, Inc. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. Footage stops mid-show.

The final segment of a two-part video of Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. Footage begins midway through the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase theme is any historical period between 1940 and 400 BCE. Dean of Parsons, Charles Olton, presents Alfredo Cabrera the Student Designer of the Year Award. Frank Rizzo is recognized by Olton and John R. Everett for his service to Parsons. The year 1992 marked Rizzo's 25th year at Parsons and 10th anniversary as chair of the Fashion Design Department. Rizzo presents Gold Thimble Awards.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1993 May 5   1 VHS : 01:50:25 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. Footage begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socalizing. The event honors Joseph E. Antonini, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Kmart Corporation. Antonini receives the Parsons Award. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke narrates the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks, wearing a blonde wig, presents the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Vegetable Vamps circa 1910." Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, presents Marina Shokhen with the Student Designer of the Year Award.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit (Bob Bogen Productions) 1994 May 3   1 VHS : 01:44:30 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors David L. Dworkin, president and chief executive officer at Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socalizing. Arnold H. Aronson, chairman of Parsons Board of Govenors and trustee at the New School for Social Research, introduces the event. Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the New School for Social Research, presents the Parsons Award to Dworkin. Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, introduces fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke. Locke announces the runway show. Parsons Dean Charles Olton presents the Student Designer of the Year Award to Gina Napolitano. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "The Flower Follies... circa 1935."

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1995   1 VHS : 00:47:50 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Fashion Critics Awards Benefit (Bob Bogen Productions) 1995 May 2   2 U-matic: 01:49:52 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Philip B. Miller, chairman and chief executive officer at Saks Fifth Avenue. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socalizing. Arnold H. Aronson, chairman of the Parsons Board of Governors and trustee at the New School for Social Research, opens the event. Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the New School for Social Research, presents the Parsons Award to Miller and announces the establishment of the Philip B. Miller Scholarship Fund. Frank Rizzo, chair of the Fashion Design Department, introduces the video, "Parsons: 100 Years of American Design Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue." This video recognizes the connection between Saks Fifth Avenue and Parsons. The runway show follows. Footage ends midway through this show. Rizzo is the announcer.

The final segment of a two-part video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. Footage begins midway through the runway show. Rizzo is the announcer. Dean of Parsons, Charles Olton, presents the Student Designer of the Year Award to Doo Ri Chung. Rizzo introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Shady Ladies." Designer Donald Brooks annouces that these costumes are to be displayed in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue the following week.

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Critics Review Session (Bob Bogen Productions) 1996 Mar 14   2 VHS: 00:57:00 duration

Not digitized. Part 1 of 2. No sound in beginning. Cynthia Steffe reviews unfinished garments of Parsons students. Time stamp at bottom throughout.

Part 2 of 2. Mark Badgley and James Mishka of Badgley Mishka, and Michael Kors review unfinished garments of Parsons students. Time stamp at bottom throughout.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1996   1 VHS : 01:02:25 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway is announced by an unidentified person, most likely Chair of Fashion Design Department, Marie Essex.

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Parsons School of Design Spring Junior Critic Show 1996   1 VHS : 00:35:10 duration

Video of the annual Parsons School of Design junior class runway show. The video begins with footage of preparation for the show, including shots of fashion sketches. The video concludes with a slides of finished designs. Marie Essex, chair of Fashion Design Department, announces the Silver Thimble Awards.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit (Bob Bogen Productions) 1996 Apr 30   1 VHS : 01:35:55 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. This year marked the centennial of Parsons School of Design. The video begins with a local news clip, reporting on the Parsons senior fashion show. The report is followed by a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socializing. Dolls, dressed in apparel modeled on designs from Parsons alumni, faculty, and visiting critics, designed by Parsons alumnus Robert Tonner, are on display. Designer Donna Karan, an alumna of Parsons, is presented the Parsons Award by Arnold H. Aronson, chair of Parsons Board of Governors and trustee of the New School for Social Research. The runway show, celebrating the centennial, features fashions representing every decade since Parsons's founding. Joe Donovan is the announcer. The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. Dean of Parsons, Charles Olton, gives Soo Jin Lee the Student Designer of the Year Award.

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Parsons School of Design Critics Review Session 1996 Dec 10   1 Betacam : 00:23:48 duration

Video of a critic review session with designer Michael Kors and Marie Essex, chair of the Fashion Design Department, at Parsons School of Design. In the video Kors critiques students' fashion illustrations. The video ends with an interview of designer and Parsons alumna, Cynthia Steffe. In the interview, Steffe recalls a challenge she posed to Parsons students, in which students were asked to make garments from discarded materials.

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Critics review session 1996 Dec 11   1 VHS : 00:49:00 duration

Not digitized. Designers Jeffrey Banks and Donna Karan critique Parsons School of Design student works in progress. Both Banks and Karan are interviewed.

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Parsons School of Design Critics Review Session 1997 Feb 5   2 Betacam: 00:58:42 duration

The first segment of a two-part video of a Parsons School of Design critics review session. Isaac Mizrahi is the first critic featured. Adrianne Curry, later a contestant on the first season of the reality TV show America's Next Top Model, appears in the video as a model.

The final segment of a two-part video of a Parsons School of Design critics review session. The video begins midway through a critique of student work by Isaac Mizrahi. Critique from designer Jeffrey Banks follows Mizrahi.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1997   1 VHS : 00:48:00 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. This video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Marie Essex, chair of the Fashion Design Department.

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Apprenticeships as Mentoring 1997 Apr 22   1 VHS : 00:27:55 duration

Narrated segments about a mentorship program at Parsons School of Design sponsored by Wellman Fibers. Wellman Fibers is a producer of polyester fiber products from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. In the mentorship program, students are encouraged to design clothing from recycled materials. Footage includes a runway show.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit 1997 Apr 30   1 VHS : 01:19:05 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer at Bloomingdale's. The video begins with a montage of Parsons students working on their designs. Gould is presented with the Parsons Award. The video includes news clips on Parsons alumna and critic Cynthia Steffe's challenge to students to design clothing from discarded materials. The runway show is announced by fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. This year's showcase features sea creatures. The Student Designer of the Year Award is presented to Jana Matheson Ingle.

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Parsons School of Design Jury of Selection Show (Bob Bogen Productions) 1998 Apr 6   2 Betacam: 00:26:22 duration

The first segment of a two-part video on the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The runway show is announced by Marie Essex, chair of Parsons Fashion Design Department.

The final segment of the two-part video of the Parsons School of Design jury of selection show. The video features designs and award winners selected for the annual Fashion Critics Awards. The video begins midway through the runway show.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit 1998 (Bob Bogen Productions) 1998 Apr 28   2 analog recordings: 01:11:50 total duration

Two edited iterations of the the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The first (PC070205_VHS019), the longer of the two versions, covers the entire event. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socalizing. A news clip follows the montage, celebrating Parsons student and recipient of the Student Designer of the Year Award, Ted Kim. Tommy Hilfiger is presented the Parsons Award by Arnold H. Aronson, chair of the Parsons Board of Governors and trustee of the New School University. Fashion editor Edith Raymond Locke announces the runway show. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Dining and Dancing at Count Dracula's Castle: Transylvania 1930s." The Gold Thimble awards are announced. Lesley Cadman is introduced as acting dean of Parsons.

The shorter version (PC070205_BETA03) of the above-described video includes much of the above-described footage, but stops prior to the start of the runway show.

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Parsons School of Design Junior Fashion Review (Bob Bogen Productions) 1999   1 VHS : 00:29:52 duration

Video of the annual Parsons School of Design junior class runway show. Marie Essex, chair of the Fashion Design Department, presents the Silver Thimble Awards.

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Parsons School of Design Fashion Industry Partnerships (Bob Bogen Productions) 1999 Apr 22   1 Betacam : 00:04:40 duration

Collage of moving and still images showing the relationship between Parsons School of Design students and companies like Bucol, Sophis, Coach and MaxMara.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards (Bob Bogen Productions) 1999 Apr 27   1 VHS : 02:06:34 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Stanley Marcus, former president and chairman of Neiman Marcus. The video opens with a set of news clips. One clip is an interivew with Marie Essex, chair of the Parsons Fashion Design Department. Another clip features the recipient of the Student Designer of the Year Award, Marie Havens. Arnold H. Aronson, chair of Parsons Board of Governors and vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the New School University, confers the Parsons Award to Marcus. The President of Hermes and others toast Marcus. A video about textile design follows. The runway show starts. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is "Zodiac Dreams." The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. The Student Designer of the Year Award is announced by Randy Swearer, dean of Parsons.

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit (Bob Bogen Productions) 2000 Apr 28   1 VHS : 01:07:45 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Arthur C. Martinez, chairman and chief executive officer at Sears, Roebuck and Co. The video begins with a montage depicting preparation for the runway show, clips of the show, and post-show socializing. Martinez is presented the Parsons Award by Philip Scaturro, chancellor of the New School University, and Arnold H. Aronson, chair of Parsons Board of Governors and vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the New School University. Stan Herman, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, announces the runway show. The costume design showcase has an avian theme. The Gold Thimble Awards are announced. Randy Swearer, executive dean of Parsons, presents the Student Designer of the Year Award to Tamar Magnes.

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Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Fusion 2001 Mar 10-11   1 VHS : 00:57:40 duration

Footage of a juried runway show, featuring designs by students from Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The jury's decision is not recorded. The event may be an early Fushion Fashion Show, an annual competition between the two schools.

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Television segments on Parsons Students Making Fashions from Duct Tape (Media Source TV and AIS Advertising Information Services) 2001 Apr 18   2 VHS: 00:10:00 duration

Not digitized. Two news report on Parsons School of Design Annual Fashion show, students using duct tape to make garments as Student Design Challenge. (First half includes voiceover of original broadcast)

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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit 2001 (Bob Bogen Productions) 2001 Apr 17   1 VHS : 01:29:45 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Gene Kahn, president and chief executive officer at May Department Stores and Company. The video opens with a set of news clips. A montage follows. This montage depicts preparation for the runway show, shots from the show, and post-show socializing. Randy Swearer, executive dean of Parsons, confers the Parsons Award to Kahn. Swearer introduces New School University President, Bob Kerrey. Tim Gunn, associate dean of Parsons, is recognized as acting chair of the Fashion Design Department. The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. Designer Donald Brooks introduces the annual costume design showcase. The theme for this year's showcase is Louis XIV. Kyoung Lim Kim and Esmerelda Panayotarou jointly receive the 2001 Designer of the Year Award.

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Parsons Benefit & Fashion Show (B Productions) 2002 Apr 16   1 VHS : 01:16:15 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. The event honors Sidney Kimmel, chairman and chief executive officer at Jones Apparel Group. The video opens with New School University President Bob Kerrey conferring the Parsons Award to Kimmel. There is a short tribute to Kimmel. Tim Gunn, chair of the Fashion Design Department, announces awards sponsored by Bucol, SAGA Furs, and others. Gunn presents the Gold Thimble Awards. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough jointly receive the Designer of the Year Award. The runway show follows.

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Parsons Benefit & Fashion Show (B Video Inc.) 2003 May 1   1 VHS : 01:04:10 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. The event honors Paul R. Charron, chairman and chief executive officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc. The video opens with New School University President Bob Kerrey introducing Charron as the recipient of the Parsons Award. Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer of Lord & Taylor, presents the award to Charron. Eri Mikami receives the Designer of the Year Award. Tim Gunn, chair of the Fashion Design Department, announces the runway show.

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Parsons 2004 Benefit & Fashion Show Honoring Marc Jacobs 2004 May 10   1 VHS : 01:00:20 duration

Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at Pier Sixty. The event honors Parsons alumnus and designer Marc Jacobs. The President of The New School Bob Kerrey confers the Parsons Award to Jacobs. Kerrey thanks Randy Swearer, executive dean of Parsons, for his service to the school. This is Swearer's last year as dean. Swearer announces his successor, Paul Goldberger. Sofia Coppola presents a video tribute to Jacobs that she directed. The year 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of Jacobs winning Parsons's Student Designer of the Year Award, now the Designer of the Year Award. Natalia Allen and Ashleigh Verrier jointly receive the Designer of the Year Award for 2004.

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Parsons Benefit and Fashion Show (B Video Inc.) 2005 May 9   1 Betacam : 01:06:02 duration

Video of the Parsons The New School for Design annual fashion show at Pier Sixty. The event honors Fred Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer at Saks Fifth Avenue. The video opens with New School University President Bob Kerrey presenting the Parsons Award to Wilson. Kerrey introduces Paul Goldberger, executive dean of Parsons. Goldberger presents a video produced by Saks, which features designs from Parsons students. Tim Gunn, chair of the Fashion Design Department, announces another, "static" senior show will be displayed at the studio of Diane von Furstenberg. Jennifer Breeden receives Designer of the Year Award. The runway show follows.

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Parsons Benefit and Fashion Show Honoring Oscar de la Renta 2006 May 8   1 DVD : 00:16:03 duration

Excerpt of the Parsons The New School for Design annual fashion show. Footage of roughly the first half of the runway show.

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Parsons School of Design Junior Fashion Show (B Video Inc.) 2007   1 DVD : 00:42:05 duration

Video of the annual Parsons The New School for Design junior class fashion show.

Excerpt of the annual Parsons The New School for Design junior class fashion show.

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Parsons Benefit & Fashion Show (B Video Inc.) 2007 Apr 30   1 DVD : 01:04:34 duration

Video of the Parsons The New School for Design annual fashion show at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event honors Susan D. Kronick, vice chairman of the Federated Department Stores, Inc. The President of The New School, Bob Kerrey, opens the benefit, introducing former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, a guest at the benefit. Clinton introduces designer Oscar de la Renta, honoring him for his humanitarian activities. De la Renta, recipient of the 2006 Parsons Award, presents the 2007 Parsons Award to Kronick. A tribute video to Kronick follows. Kerry then introduces Tim Marshall, executive dean of Parsons. William L. McComb, chief executive officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., endows a scholarship in honor of Tim Gunn, honorary chair of Parsons Fashion Design and chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc. Kerry introduces Sheila C. Johnson, trustee of The New School and chair of Parsons Board of Governors. Gunn speaks. The fashion show follows. The video concludes with a procession of the class of 2007.

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60th Annual Parsons Annual Benefit and Fashion Show 2008   1 DVD : 01:02:57 duration

Video of the Parsons The New School for Design 60th Annual Benefit and Fashion Show. The event jointly honors Howard Socol, chairman and chief executive officer of Barneys New York, and designer Diane von Furstenberg. Arnold H. Aronson, vice chair of The New School Board of Trustees and member of Parsons Board of Governors opens the event. The President of The New School Bob Kerrey introduces designer, Alber Elbaz. Aronson recieves a Parsons Award. Journalist Anderson Cooper introduces von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg recieves the Parsons Award. Sheila C. Johnson, trustee of The New School and chair of Parsons Board of Governors, gives remarks. Tim Marshall, executive dean of Parsons, introduces the runway show. Video ends with a procession of the class of 2008.

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Parsons Fashion Benefit 2010 Welcome 2010   1 DVD : 01:34:52 duration

Video of the Parsons The New School for Design annual benefit and fashion show. The event jointly honors Dr. William K. Fung, group and managing director at Li & Fung Limited, and designer Vera Wang. Simon Collins, dean of the School of Fashion, opens the event. Designer Chris Benz, alumnus of Parsons, gives remarks. The fashion show begins. Following, there is a procession of the class of 2010. Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons, introduces Candy Pratts Price, creative director at vogue.com. Prince presents the Parsons Award to Wang. Wang speaks. The President of The New School, Bob Kerrey, introduces Rick Darling, president of LF USA. Darling presents the Parsons Award to Fung. Fung speaks. Towers gives closing remarks. The video concludes with a short documentary about a graffiti artist.

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