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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks 1923 – 1947

Collection, KA0039


Herbert Sondheim (1895-1966), who taught at Parsons School of Design in 1946, ran a dressmaking business that produced affordable versions of Parisian high-end fashion. The Kellen Design Archives holds nineteen Herbert Sondheim, Inc. scrapbooks, the bulk of which contain fashion drawings and sketches. Included in some books are sketches depicting the work of Vionnet, Chanel, Molyneux, and other couture houses used by Sondheim designers as templates and inspiration in the early days of a globalized fashion industry. Two scrapbooks contain news clippings, photographs and correspondence from the mid-1940s.

Related Archival Materials Note

A separate collection of Herbert Sondheim records are held by the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, which also holds collections of Frederic L. Milton and Cardinal Fashion Studios drawings. Additional drawings by Berley Studios, Cardinal Fashion Studios, De Zine Studio, and Edyth Sparag Studios are held by the University of California, Irvine; the University of North Texas; and Yeshiva University Museum.

Related people/organizations

Berley Studios
Cardinal Fashion Studios
Continental Fashion Studios
De Zine Studio
Edyth Sparag Studios
Frederic L. Milton (Firm)
Herbert Sondheim, Inc
Kalle Originals (Firm)
Fay Kozuck
Margrete-Anne (Firm)
Minnie Abrams Studio
Florence Anne Schatkin
Herbert Sondheim

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