Max Meyer fashion sketches, 1915-1929.

Meyer, Max, 1876-1953.


5 linear ft.
19 boxes and 1 notebook contain original sketches in pen and ink with watercolor. The sketches, produced for A. Beller and Co., a high-end ready-to-wear womenswear company, were inspired by European designers such as Callot Soeurs, Chanel, Molyneux, Poiret, and Worth.
Meyer was a fashion industry leader remembered for his interest in labor reform issues, including minimum wage, worker's compensation and working conditions. His interest in education led to his role in the establishment of the Central High School of Needle Trades and Fashion Institute of Technology. He served as the first chairman of the FIT Board of Trustees and was acting president of the college at his death in 1953.

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