Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: The activity of drawing or painting illustrations of fashionable apparel and accessories, especially for advertisement. LCSH uses "fashion drawing." I prefer this term because this is the terminology used within the fashion industry.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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
Summary The collection consists of approximately 500 professional illustrations by Parsons School of Design alumnus Bob Hiemstra, from the beginning of the 1980s into the early 1990s, when he produced fashion and spot illustrations for a wide range of magazines, newspapers, cosmetic companies and department stores.
Dates: circa 1975-1994
Abstract Carl Erickson (1891-1958), who signed his work "Eric," was a leading fashion illustrator whose drawings appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, among other publications. In 1964, Parsons School of Design hosted a retrospective of Erickson's work. The New School Archives' collection consists of fourteen works, possibly originating from that exhibit.
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
Summary The collection consists of over one hundred shopping bags, primarily produced by Bloomingdale's department store and acquired by Cory Benett, a Bloomingdale's employee, for his personal enjoyment. The predominantly paper bags feature art and design work by major designers, artists, photographers, and illustrators of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including Antonio, Juan Botas, Neville Brody, Malcolm Garrett, Sigfrido Martín Begué, Mark Kostabi, Sheila Metzner, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel,...
Summary Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975), an instructor at Parsons School of Design from 1964 to 1974, created fashion illustrations for such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, and the New York Times Magazine. Later in her career, Nesbitt employed innovative printing techniques as a children's book illustrator, created performance art pieces, and was one of the earliest to experiment with fine art...
Dates: 1944 - 1964
Summary Jacki Apple is a designer, artist, professor, and alumna of Parsons School of Design. She studied fashion illustration and graphic design at Parsons from 1960-1963 and went on to work for many years as a fashion designer in New York City. This collection consists of ten fashion illustrations Apple made at Parsons, likely in a fashion illustration course she took her first year at Parsons with Irene S. Frangides.
Summary Mary Frances Gettrust (Mrs. Maury G. Baker) attended the New York School of Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1936 until her graduation in 1939 with a diploma in Costume Design and Illustration. Gettrust served as an instructor of Costume Illustration at Parsons in the 1940s. The collection consists of a partial student notebook of costume sketches with instructor comments, printed examples of Gettrust's work as a professional fashion illustrator, and correspondence from Parsons Alumni...
Dates: 1936 - 1995
Abstract Fashion illustrator Michaele Vollbracht (1947-2018) graduated from Parsons in 1968, and returned periodically as a visiting critic. After working as a design assistant for Geoffrey Beene, Donald Brooks, and Norman Norell, Vollbracht turned to fashion illustration and portraiture. In 1985 Vollbracht published Nothing Sacred, an illustrated memoir, and in 2000 Parsons mounted an exhibition of his work to celebrate the release of the updated version of the book....
Dates: circa 1972-1986
Abstract After graduating from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) in 1934, Tom Brigance (1913-1990) became a fashion designer specializing in women's swimwear and sportswear. Exclusive designer at Frank Gallant in the 1950s, Brigance won the fashion industry's Coty Award in 1953. The collection includes scrapbooks of clippings and photographs publicizing Brigance's designs, sketches, publicity materials, and four original fashion illustrations of Brigance...
Dates: 1932 - 1977