Tag Archives: Lord & Taylor

MODERN METROPOLIS: The New York Skyline in Textile Design, 1890-1940

Next Saturday the Fashion and Textiles Studies program at FIT will hold their annual symposium. To get you excited, we will share some of the papers that will be presented in the week to come.  We hope to see you there. The … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part II

This is part two of a paper I presented last May at our annual symposium. You can read the first part here. By the late 1850s the Grand Street area was established as the new shopping district, but society had … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part I

This is a two parts post,  presented first in May 2013 at the our annual symposium. In 1835, the wealthy merchant Seabury Tredwell bought the house on 29 East Fourth Street in New York City. “The elegance and beauty of this … Continue reading

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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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Then & Now

(left) Cornelis de Vos  (Flemish, Hulst 1584/85–1651 Antwerp), Portrait of a Young Woman, Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number: 71.46. (right) Jacques Fath (Designed in America for Joseph Halpert), Lord & Taylor ad, published September 1952. Special Collections and FIT Archives.

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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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