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Adri fashion design business records

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Identifier: KA-0107-01
Abstract Mary Adrienne Steckling Coen (1934-2006) graduated from Parsons School of Design's Fashion Design Department in 1958. In 1966, "Adri" -- her professional name -- developed her own line and continued designing under her own labels for the rest of her career. In 1982, Adri received the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics "Winnie" award. The records document Adri's business and professional life, with materials largely arranged according to year and season. Includes clippings and tear...
Dates: 1960 - 2007

Alison Smith Hannan student notebook

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Identifier: KA-0012-01
Abstract Alison Smith Hannan (1925-) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1947. She maintained this student notebook while studying fashion design and fashion illustration between 1945 and 1947.
Dates: between 1945-1947

André and Creators Studios fashion drawings

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Identifier: KA-0011-01
Summary André and Creators Studios were Seventh Avenue fashion businesses that marketed their designs to clothing manufacturers by subscription. In the mid-1970s Pearl Alexander Lipman, André's co-owner and designer since the 1930s, retired, and the company's design drawings were sold to Creators Studios. The collection consists of reproductions of designs -- some vibrantly hand-colored -- produced and distributed by the two companies between 1937 and 1972.
Dates: 1937 - 1972

Bonnie Cashin, Philip Sills & Company publicity photographs

 Collection — binder: 1
Identifier: KA-0059-01
Abstract American fashion designer Bonnie Cashin (1908-2000) had a longstanding partnership with manufacturer Philip Sills and Co., spanning 1953 into the mid-1970s. This collection represents 65 fashion photographs, some with accompanying press releases, from 1967-1968.
Dates: circa 1967-1968

Carol Loebelsohn fashion illustrations

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Identifier: KA-0148-01
Summary The Carol Loebelsohn fashion illustrations represent a sampling of the professional and teaching work of Parsons School of Design alumna and faculty member Carol Loebelsohn. The bulk of the over 150 illustrations covers the 1960s into the 1990s, and includes a variety of media and drawing techniques.
Dates: 1947 - 1994

Charles Le Maire costume and fashion sketches

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Identifier: KA-0055-01
Abstract Charles Le Maire (1897-1985) began his costume design career in the 1920s creating costumes for vaudevillian musicals and revues. Later, he served as executive designer for Twentieth Century-Fox. In the 1950s, Le Maire established his own business in Hollywood, taking private commissions and continuing his film design work, and earning thirteen Oscar nominations and three Oscars for Best Costume Design. The collection consists of seventeen Le Maire sketches, including work for the ...
Dates: circa 1924-1950s

Chester Weinberg publicity scrapbook and sketch

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Identifier: KA-0046-01
Abstract Chester Weinberg (1931-1985) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1951 and served as a visiting critic and lecturer on fashion design at the school from 1955 to 1985. Weinberg rose to fame in the 1960s, establishing his own label, Chester Weinberg Ltd. in 1966. He later became a consultant and was appointed design director of Calvin Klein jeans in 1981. The collection consists of a scrapbook containing news clippings, fashion print ads, and photographs primarily chronicling Weinberg’s...
Dates: 1953 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1975

Claire McCardell fashion sketches

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Identifier: KA-0082-01
Abstract Claire McCardell (1905-1958) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1928 and went on to become a pivotal figure in the creation of American ready-to-wear clothing. McCardell received the Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1944, and in the same year returned to Parsons as a critic and instructor, a position she held for the rest of her life. The Kellen Design Archives has approximately 9,000 of McCardell's working sketches, covering...
Dates: 1931 - 1958

Donald Brooks papers

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Identifier: KA-0006-01
Summary Donald Brooks (1928-2005) was a prominent American fashion designer who, in addition to creating ready-to-wear collections and custom apparel, designed costumes for film, television, and theater. He taught at Parsons School of Design for approximately forty years. The collection includes photographs, publicity materials, and original fashion and costume design sketches.
Dates: 1957 - 2003

Dorothy Haon and Marion Haon papers

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Identifier: KA-0024-01
Abstract Dorothy Haon (1898-1995) attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1923-1924, and went on to careers in fashion design and merchandising. The collection, which spans the late 1930s through the 1950s, includes working sketches and notes, cloth patterns, fabric samples, and business records. Also included is work by Dorothy's sister, Marion Haon.
Dates: 1938 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1955