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New York Archives Conference 2013
LIU Post Campus of Long Island University
June 5th-7th

Karen Cannell, Head of FIT SPARC, will share information about digital imaging strategies and challenges at the New York Archives Conference annual meeting.  This year's conference will be a joint meeting with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc., and will be co-sponsored by the Palmer School of Library and Information Science.  Diverse subjects such as web archiving, archivists and activism, performing arts archives, and outreach will be addressed.  A special series of workshops and sessions has been designed for students and new professionals.  
 ARTspeak Exhibition announcement  ARTSpeak 2012-2013 EXHIBITION

FIT Library
up through April 29th 

The exhibition is the culmination of this years ARTSpeak interdisciplinary program, collaboration between FITs Fine Arts and History of Art faculty.  This exhibition contains books created by Fine Arts BFA juniors and is curated by seniors in Art History and Museum Professions, who in conversation with the Fine Arts majors wrote and created an accompanying catalog, and installed the exhibition.  During the course of the academic year 2012-2013, students were asked to respond to the ongoing ARTSpeak lecture series, Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book, in which artists exploring and re-imagining the book form were invited.  Through a series of public lectures in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre and classroom visits, our students ere able to see examples and hear firsthand about the invited artists experience in working with this form.  The artists and book arts professionals who were part of this years ARTSpeak series have also contributed books on loan for this exhibition.  In addition the Special Collections unit of FITs Library contributed wonderful examples of unusual books, which are on display.  Additional Pieces are exhibited in the following locations: Pomerantz Center 5th Floor Entrance cases, Goodman Resource Center 5th Floor Entrance cases, Feldman Center Lobby cases.


Brooklyn Public Library
Curated by Brandon Graham
September 6, 2012 December 1, 2012

Brooklyn Public Library presents an exciting new exhibition featuring the latest in contemporary fashion illustration. Some of the top New York-and Brooklyn-based fashion artists in the field today will be highlighted, including a retrospective of the work of iconic illustrator Antonio Lopez, some pieces borrowed from FIT Special Collections.

http://www.versailles73movie.com/img/aboutlogo.jpg VERSAILLES 73: American Runway Revolution

A film by Deborah Riley Draper using archival material from the Eleanor Lambert collection housed at FIT Special Collections  premieres in New York City on September 6, 2012.

In an era known for protests and sit-ins, the 1973 Grand Divertissement at Versailles, made a statement of its own - a fashion statement. The legendary event pitting the five lions of French couture Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin with five American designers Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows and Bill Blass created a cross-stitch of change across fashion, race, business and catwalks. When African American models Bethann Hardison, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Billie Blair, Norma Jean Darden, Barbara Jackson, Jennifer Brice, Romana Saunders and Amina Warsuma boarded the plane to Paris, they had no idea they would help change the course of fashion and pull off its biggest coup. Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution tells this story.

  URBAN FABRIC: Building New York's Garment District

The Skyscraper Museum
Curated by Andrew S Dolkart
July 25, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

"Seventh Avenue" means Fashion in the same way "Wall Street" means Finance. The architecture of the Garment District shaped the urban stage of Seventh Avenue. The high-rise lofts and showroom towers housed myriad small manufacturers and needle-trade workers-patternmakers, cutters, sewers, pressers, and finishers-as well as the executives, designers, and models for the leading labels. From these factories clothes were shipped to department stores across America or rolled on racks to Macy's or Gimbels an avenue east. Within the anonymous architectural infrastructure of zoned massing and speculative development, decades of enterprising creativity and human toil flowed out onto the streets of the city.

This exhibition features images provided by FIT Special Collections.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/e/art/i2/side_costume2012.jpg FASHION STUDIES TODAY

Catch Karen Trivette Cannell presenting at Fashion Studies Today: History, Theory and Practice May 5, 2012 at CUNY/NYU Conference!

This Multidisciplinary, International Conference will bring together practioners of fashion, filmmakers, journalists and international scholars from a wide span of disciplines, institutions, universities, design schools and museums to investigate the growing field of fashion studies. The aim of the conference is to rethink the traditional organization of the social sciences and the humanities to include the impact of the study of fashion. The papers will draw on a wide range of approaches, from history to art, sociology, film studies, literature, philosophy etc.

FIT Special Collections hosts ARCHIVISTS ROUNDTABLE

Friday, 20 April 2012
ART Monthly Programming Event
Co-Sponsored by the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives

All inquires for this ART Monthly Programming Committee Event should be sent to: programming@nycarchivists.org

A New Frontier in Fashion Information Delivery and Digital Collaboration: Andr Studios Fashion Drawings & Sketches in the Collections of FIT and the New York Public Library 

  FIT Special Collections IN THE NEWS

Simon S. Oliver writes about the FIT Special Collections collaboration with NYPL's Picture Library to create the Andr Studios Digitization Project on the New York Times Blog


This digitized collection of thousands of fashion drawings and sketches produced by Andr 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.

 http://www.vogue.de/var/vogue/storage/images/home/vogue/kultur/kultur-news/rose-hartman-incomparable-women-of-style/linda-evangelista-post-versace-fashion-show-party-1992/10336544-1-ger-DE/linda-evangelista-post-versace-fashion-show-party-1992_article_gallery_portrait.jpg FIT Special Collections IN THE NEWS

Rose Hartman: "Incomparable Women of Style" in German Vogue

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York shows shows images of the legendary Rose Hartman in the exhibition "Incomparable, Women of Style" . For Vogue, the photographer chooses ten of her best pictures!

FIT Special Collections IN THE NEWS

Sneak preview of Rose Hartman's "Incomparable Women of Style" exhibition in New York magazine!