Month: September 2013

  • Seymour Moss jewelry designs

    These exquisitely rendered sketches depict the designs of American jeweler Seymour Moss (1919-2011), who began his career under the tutelage of his father, owner of the American Charm Company. ¬†After serving in the Army in WWII, Moss returned to New York City and founded MOBA, which produced gold and gemstone “high-fashion” jewelry that retailed in…

  • How’d she get that hair?

    Out of the thousands of fashion plates held by the department, the ones from the 1870s and 1880s never fail to astonish with their depictions of lustrous and abundant hairstyles.¬† We’ve often marveled at their complexity and more than once wondered, ‘how’d she get that hair?!’ Shedding some light on the mystery is the trade…