Category Archives: Treasure of the Month

October Treasure of the Month: Monte Santo & Pruzan

This month’s treasure comes from Special Collections and FIT Archives. It features the wonderful sketches and swatches collection of the coats and suits manufacturer Monte Santo & Pruzan. Vincent Monte Santo was the man who started it all. In 1915 … Continue reading

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July Treasure of the Month: Frances Neady Collection

For the better part of the 20th-century, department stores used illustration rather than photography in advertising, fashion magazines, and newspapers.  Some illustrators were on staff at the stores, some worked for advertising agencies, and some were self-employed with contracts to … Continue reading

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June Treasure of the Month- Lucile on Film

The site Glamour Daze is a wonderful source of primary materials, including rare films of fashion, makeup and hair guides. This month’s treasure is included in their feature “Evolution of women’s Dress 1914-1929.” The first section, 1914, shows clothes by British designer … Continue reading

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April treasure of the Month

This month’s treasure comes from an unexpected source- the Flickr account Lynne’s Lens. One set in particular caught my attention. The set- titled  World’s Fair Photographer- includes scanned 35mm negatives Lynne purchased in a flea market, assuming they were just your ordinary collection of … Continue reading

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March Treasure of The Month- André Studios

I am especially thrilled to introduce this month’s treasure, as I was one the many who worked on this wonderful project. This is a collaboration between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library  and FIT’s Special Collections. It … Continue reading

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January Treasure of the Month:The Golden Age of Pochoir

By Cassidy Zachary  In the 1910s and 20s, there was an outpouring of luxury, limited-edition publications which utilized a hand-stenciling technique known as pochoir (French for “stencil”). The technique, which consisted of built-up layers of gouache paint or watercolor, produced … Continue reading

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December Treasure of the Month

What are you wearing to your New Year’s Eve party? undecided? Here are some ideas from the Bergdorf Goodman Archives, now at FIT’s Special Collections. These dresses and others were available for customers to order through Bergdorf’s Custom Salon from … Continue reading

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