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Designer Files

The Library possesses a unique collection of photographs clipped from fashion magazines over the years. These images include magazine and newspaper clippings, runway shots, fashion illustrations and promotion materials. Housed in the Access Services Unit on the 5th floor, this collection is arranged by designer name or fashion subject, and then by decade. We also have many designer collections uploaded to FITDILHighlights from the digital collection include images from Chanel, Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Yves St. Laurent. 

The Designer Files can be searched/accessed through StyleCat Library Catalog or directly through FITDIL:

  1. Type designer files in the Search Terms field
  2. Select "Series Name Begins With" from the Search Type menu
  3. Click on the Go button
  4. Chose the series name to view the full list of designer or fashion files

The Collection Development Policy for the Designer Files is available to view as a PDF.

Updated List of Digitized List of Designer Files [pdf] as of May 2018 (with direct URLs and number of images available). You must log in to FITDIL to download the hi-res images.

Check back often as we upload new images regularly. 

For a sampling of what we have on FITDIL, check out our Tumblr!

 For more information about FITDIL click here

  • John Galliano
  • Alix Grès
  • Coco Chanel
  • Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Gianni Versace