Stumbled on to a great post on the NYT Style Blog about a new fashion history collaboration between the New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The New York Public Library partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology to digitally archive Andre Fashion Studio sketches and artifacts from 1930 to 1941. Andre Fashion Studio was a subscription sketch service that would “interpret” the latest fashions from France and translate the designs for the American consumer (and dollar).
The site is incredibly well-organized and insightful. Along with the sketches, the collection includes trend reports about designers to help the sketch artists stay on trend, which I love.
After spending the day on the site, I want to get dressed up and go have a martini with Garbo and Dietrich…sigh…I love the glamour of it all!