This digitized collection of thousands of fashion drawings and sketches produced by Andre Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941 is the result of a partnership between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library and the Special Collections & FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library. The partners aimed to virtually unite a collection of spectacular quality and historical significance that is physically divided among the two institutions and, as an equally important goal, to leverage open-source technologies to create a prototype of a fashion information and image portal that would provide access to costume and fashion-related resources held by various New York City educational and cultural heritage institutions.
FITDIL features 2,486 digital surrogates of original fashion design illustrations from FIT's Special Collections.
To browse one of the following collections, first log into FITDIL using your FIT username and password, then click on the collection title on this page.
The Halston hat sketch collection
SPARC Connect is an online database of archival holdings, including documents, photographs and digital objects held at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Gladys Marcus Library, Special Collections & College Archives.
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