The New School Archives Digital Collections

Zack Carr papers 1969 – 2001

Collection, KA0008


After graduating from Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department in 1973, Zack Carr (1945-2000) worked for B. Altman, Donald Brooks and, most significantly, Calvin Klein, where he was creative director. In 1984, Carr started his own line, the Zack Carr Collection, before rejoining Calvin Klein in 1987. The papers consist of material produced and compiled between 1969 and 2000, and include idea books, photographs, news clippings, student work, and a large number of fashion sketches.

Related Archival Materials Note

A substantial Designer File on Zack Carr comprised of clippings and reproductions of memorial ephemera is available in the Kellen Design Archives. Additionally, newspaper clippings and student work by Carr will be found in the records of the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department (PIC.02.002.1). A book published by George Carr and designed by Sam Shahid is also present in the the Kellen Design Archives' reference collection. Chester Weinberg, another Parsons-educated designer who designed for Calvin Klein, is represented in the Kellen Design Archives' collections by a publicity scrapbook (KA.0046).

Collection Guide

Guide to the Zack Carr papers

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