The Traphagen School: Fostering American Fashion has been organized by graduate students in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s MA program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice, with the support of Sarah Byrd, Keren Ben-Horin, Emma McClendon, and Elizabeth Way. View student bios.

Monica Geraffo

Brigid Gerstenecker

Megan Gillen

Anna Muller

Andrea Moreno

Emily Nissen

Avery Novitch

Callie O’Connor

Chelsea Payne

Rachel Potter

Jessica Sachs

Kathryn Smith

We would like to thank the many people who helped make this exhibition possible:

Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, Fashion Institute of Technology.

From the School of Graduate Studies:

Dr. Mary E. Davis, Dean; Associate Chair Denyse Montegut; Instructor Sarah Byrd; Instructor Keren Ben-Horin; Associate Professor Lourdes Font; and Marjorie Phillips.

From The Museum at FIT:

Dr. Valerie Steele, Director; Deputy Director Patricia Mears; Associate Curator Emma McClendon; Assistant Curator Elizabeth Way; Publications Coordinator Julian Clark; Senior Curator Fred Dennis; Senior Conservator Ann Coppinger; Alison Castaneda, Marjorie Jonas, and Lauren Posada of the Conservation Department; Museum Photographer Eileen Costa; Associate Registrar Jill Hemingway; Senior Exhibition Manager Michael Goitia; Boris Chesakov, Ken Wiesinger, and Ryan Wolfe of the Exhibitions Department; Lynn Sallaberry and Thomas Synnamon of the Costume Department; Senior Curator of Education Tanya Melendez; Associate Curator of Education Melissa Marra; Faith Copper of the Education Department; Digital Media and Strategic Initiatives Manager Tamsen Young; and Assistant Media Manager Oyinade Koyi.

From the Precollege Program:

Michele Nagel.

From the Communications and External Relations:

Carol Leven, Alexandra Mann, Ivana Cepeda, Steven Bibb, and Smiljana Peros.

From the Gladys Marcus Library  Special Collections at FIT:

Karen Trivette Cannell and April Calahan.

Special thanks to:

Cassidy Zachary, graphic design consultant Bia Castro, writing consultant Sasha Graybosch, and exhibition design consultant Asal Shakeri.