Tag Archives: Special Collections

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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New Exhibition: Incomparable Women of Style

Incomparable Women of Style Selections from the Rose Hartman Photography Archives, 1977-2011 On View in FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library November 4, 2011-January 20, 2012 (text from press release)Photographer Rose Hartman has been chronicling iconic moments in fashion, style, and culture for … Continue reading

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October Treasure of the Month

Bonnie Cashin Sketch Collection At Special Collections and FIT Archive Bonnie Cashin, born in Fresno, California in 1908, had a very successful costume and clothing design career spanning sixty years. Cashin began designing for herself at an early age, working … Continue reading

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August Treasure of the Month

Lucile Ltd. wedding dress sketches Lucile was the professional name of Lady Duff Gordon (1863-1935), one of the first British fashion designers to attain an international reputation.  Rising to fame near the turn of the 20th century she opened branches … Continue reading

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The Oldest Book

You probably guessed by now that we, at On Pins and Needles, are big fans of Special Collections and FIT Archives. What is housed on the shelves of this department is a dream come true for every fashion scholar and researcher. … Continue reading

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Who Are You Madame Marge’?

I have recently started my internship at the Special Collections and FIT Archives . One of my projects involves a collection created by Madame Marge’, donated to FIT by her sister, daughter and grand-daughter in 1957. Chances are, like me, … Continue reading

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My Experience At Special Collections- Part III

This three part post documents the experiences of three students in their first internship at Special Collections and FIT archives.  The mission statement of the Special Collections is to acquire, preserve and provide access to wide range of primary materials … Continue reading

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