The result of a two-year-long collaborative effort between The New York Public Library and Fashion Institute of Technology can now be enjoyed online, as the André Studios collection, fashion sketch drawings intended for manufacturers in the Thirties and early Forties, is now live and browsable by the general public.

Visitors to the site can browse by the separate collections or, more usefully, by garment type and keyword, making Thirties-era research that much easier.  What’s more, the over 5,000 drawings can be saved, printed, emailed, or shared via social media outlets directly from the site itself, truly rendering the archive useful for today’s Thirties lovers.

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