The Museum at FIT – A great new visual resource for those researching costume and fashion history

Romper – Claire McCardell
1952-53 Resort

As Kareemah mentioned in the last post, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology has indeed relaunched their online collection. Wow! What a stunner it is, and useful, too.

Researchers can browse by century and decade, and those wishing to focus on Menswear or Accessories can do so easily. The object records include fields regarding the designer, manufacturer, the date/season, the medium, and provenance, as well as a concise descriptive paragraph – all of which make this online collection eminently easy to search.

Bonnie Cashin Sketch
– “Little Beetle” suit

Other visual resources available to the public from the Fashion Institute of Technology include some newly digitized designer clippings files (Chanel, Schiaparelli and Adrian) and images from the FIT Special Collections and Archives (SPARC).  Clipping files and images from SPARC can both be found in FITDIL (chose the option to log in as guest), SPARC images can also be found on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/people/fitspecialcollections/

Enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “The Museum at FIT – A great new visual resource for those researching costume and fashion history

  1. A great online collection… and a great-looking blog post! Please, everyone, feel free to follow Helen’s lead and add photos and hyperlinks to your posts! 🙂

    • FYI The best way to include urls that are working links is to choose the “Add Post” option from the Dashboard menu and use the insert link button on the toolbar of the wysiwig. If you use the quick add option, you will have to enter the html code for the url to be a live link

        • Hi Sandra – You should be able to embedded video using the embed code provided by YouTube or whomever and entering in HTML mode of the post editor (not the quick add). If this is what you’ve been trying and it doesn’t work, I am not sure what to tell you.

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