August 24, 2011

Design of the Times: Vintage Fashion Illustration From the FIT Archives

Welcome to this edition of Design of the times, where I delve into my archives (bookshelf) and do extensive research ( a couple hours online with a good snack to fuel me) to bring you a look at a decade in fashion history.  Recently I stumbled across a treasure trove of vintage fashion illustrations that were too good not to share.  With out further ado (blah, blah, blah from me) I bring you a dash of illustrations from the Fashion Institute of Technology Department of Special Collections and Archives.  There are even more  illustrations available on FIT's Flickr photostream.

Amies Day Dress

Mark Mooring Day Dress

Leslie Morris Dress

Fabiani Evening Dress

Dior Coat

La Roche Suit

Gorgeous, no?  I am in love with the  spectacular detail of the illustrations, from the clothing to the faces.  They are head to toe beautiful and meticulously done.  If you are a lover of vintage fashion or fashion illustration, you must check out all the amazing sets FIT's Departments of Special Collections  and Archive has on Flickr.  If you are a member of Flickr, sign up for photostream updates from this group to see when new pictures are added to the online collection.  Enjoy!


  1. Chic 'n Cheap aren't they fantastic, I want a time machine to bring some of those fashions to today.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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