FIT Talks: Interview of Lawrence Abrams about his mother Miriam Abrams

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FIT Talks: Interview of Lawrence Abrams about his mother Miriam Abrams

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Lawrence Abrams interviewed by FIT's Special Collections Associate, April Calahan.
Born in New York City, December 5, 1910, Miriam Abrams, worked as a fashion designer for 50 years.
Mr. Abrams discusses the legacy of his mother, fashion designer Miriam Abrams, as well as his own work as a jewelry, belt, and clothing designer. The talk mentions Mrs. Abrams's work for couturier Billy Gordon, Hattie Carnegie, and Norman Norell, Casino Dress, Glenhaven and Bill Blass, Youth Guild, owned by Arthur and Vera Lefkowitz, and Nat Abelson of Ginsburg and Abelson. Discussed at length is her influence on half-size (petite, plus-size) clothing. Mr. Abrams links the discussion to various materials donated to FIT's Special Collections and the Museum at FIT in 2017, including an image of a young Lucille Ball modeling one of the designs.

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FIT Special Collections and College Archives

Date Created

2018-01-09

Date Issued

2020

Length

1:28:04

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