AboutAndré and Creators Studios were Seventh Avenue fashion businesses that marketed their designs to clothing manufacturers by subscription. In the mid-1970s Pearl Alexander Lipman, André's co-owner and designer since the 1930s, retired, and the company's design drawings were sold to Creators Studios. The collection consists of reproductions of designs -- some vibrantly hand-colored -- produced and distributed by the two companies between 1937 and 1972.
Related Archival Materials NoteThe New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology hold related collections of André and Creators Studios fashion sketches. The Abe Grubère papers at Yeshiva University Museum contain André fashion designs by Pearl Alexander dating from 1933 through 1966 (Series II. Other Designers, 1922-1960). The Abe Gruber Archives at the Brooklyn Museum also include fashion designs by Pearl Alexander for André.