André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

Collection Data

Collection of approximately 1,200 fashion drawings and sketches produced by André Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941. The company sold fashion drawings on a subscription basis to clothing manufacturers and garment industry professional throughout North America. The designs incorporated elements of contemporary couture fashion into a basic silhouette in order to produce concepts for manufacture into ready-to-wear clothes. Most of the designs are of women's suits and outerwear; many are heightened with color. The sketches in the section "1930s Fashion Drawings Import Adaptation" refer to several famous Parisian couture designers of the time and may be straight copies of their designs used to create the subscription drawings.
Teitelbaum, Walter (Donor)
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1930 - 1941 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Fashion design drawings
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 931079a0-c5d1-012f-7fd0-58d385a7bc34
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