Posts Tagged Apparel Design

CHARLESETTA WICKS
Apparel Design ’67

Charlesetta Wicks was given a retrospective of her fashion designs and paintings at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY, last year. She came to FIT in her 40s and interned with Wesley Tann, one of the first African-American designers to own his own New York City boutique. She designed outfits for several music groups,…

GLORIA LORENZ GARFINKEL
Apparel Design ’49

Gloria Lorenz Garfinkel is a New York–based artist whose colorful abstract prints, paintings, sculptures, and handmade books derive from her interest in science and world cultures, particularly Japanese. Among her numerous gallery and museum shows, she has had solo exhibitions at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, MA, the Ella Sharp Museum…

LUCY BALSAMO
Apparel Design ’55

LUCY BALSAMO is a retired patternmaker who worked for designers Stan Herman, Anne Cox, and David Morris. She also had a stint with legendary couturier Charles James for six months in the late ’50s. “He was insane and impossible to work with and he didn’t pay, so it was short-lived,” she says.