Personal papers and photographs of San Jose Mercury journalist Esther Walker, including expense account records, correspondence, news copy, research notes, clippings, and publicity photographs of fashion designers circa 1978-1980.
African-American fashion designer who came to fame in the fashion houses of Paris, Patrick Kelly was voted into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the prestigious French organization of fashion designers in 1988. He was the first American to be so honored. Although he produced collections only from 1985 until his death from AIDS in 1990 at the age of 35, his exuberant, witty garments proved to be potent and original contributions to the field of fashion. For more biographical information see the Patrick Kelly Archives record. The Patrick Kelly collection of audio-visual recordings documents a selection of the designer's fashion shows, including several of his runway shows from Paris (1986-1989), interviews with the designer on CNN Style (1989) and Runway Club (1989), and a recording of the memorial service held for Patrick Kelly at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. See the finding aid for specific classmarks.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Bettina Bergery Papers consist of 122 volumes of diaries, 1940-1980; a small amount of other autobiographical writings and writings about fashion design; correspondence with family and friends; scrapbooks, clippings, and other printed material relating to her interests in fashion, art, and politics; photographs and photograph albums relating to the Shaw Jones family, Bergery's friendships, travel in French Equatorial Africa, and diplomatic travels with Gaston Bergery; biographical material, legal documents, and other personal papers; and a small amount of drawings, other visual materials, and objects. Most materials date from circa 1920s-1990s and concern Bergery's life in Paris, fashion design, and her social circle. Some materials relating to her childhood and family in the United States are also present. Research strengths include 20th-century French fashion design; 20th-century European art, literature, and politics; and Gaston Bergery's diplomatic career in Vichy France.