AboutChester Weinberg (1931-1985) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1951 and served as a visiting critic and lecturer on fashion design at the school from 1955 to 1985. Weinberg rose to fame in the 1960s, establishing his own label, Chester Weinberg Ltd. in 1966. He later became a consultant and was appointed design director of Calvin Klein jeans in 1981. The collection consists of a scrapbook containing news clippings, fashion print ads, and photographs primarily chronicling Weinbergâ€™s career from 1966 until 1975, and one fashion sketch.
Related Archival Materials NotePhotographs of Chester Weinberg as a student will be found in the Kellen Design Archives' Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records (PIC.03.002.1). Photographs of Weinberg as a visiting lecturer and critic will be found in the Parsons Photograph and Slides collections (PIC.04.001). Award boards and croquis of student work for which Weinberg served as a critic will be found in the Fashion Design Department records (PIC.02.002.1). Although the collection pre-dates Weinberg's affiliation with the firm, the Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks (KA.0039) in the Kellen Design Archives document the activities of one of Weinberg's early employers.