Albright Goes to School
It has been 10 years since the Albright Fashion Library was opened! For those of you who do not know, the Albright Fashion Library is a 20,000-piece collection of iconic clothes and accessories. The collection started in the ‘70s by founder, Irene Albright. The collection was born out of stylists’ necessity to have access to unique designer samples in order to make their marks in the biz. Monday night, they celebrated the big 1-0 with an exhibit at my personal stomping ground, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. For the exhibit, ten select fashion-influencers each dressed mannequins in head-to-toe designer names selected from the Albright Fashion Library. Featured stylists included a Fashion Fights Back favorite, Mary Alice Stephenson (founder of Glam4Good), June Ambrose, Tom Broecker, Paul Cavaco, Catherine George, Lori Goldstein, Kathryn Neale,Patti Wilson, Freddie Leiba, and Kate Young. “It was just great to be able to go to Albright and play with the clothes without having to think about a certain client or shoot,” explained Patti Wilson. The most exciting part about this event has to be the result: Albright Fashion Library partnering with The Fashion Institute of Technology. Yes, I am serious! Current FIT students will have exclusive access to the exquisite fashion library for school projects. We are so thrilled that industry leaders and the Albright Fashion Library are giving back to aspiring fashion influences!