Torrey Acri

Greenwich Village History Blog

Torrey Acri

First blog post
66 Perry Street New York, New York

Second blog post
Fashion and Digital Archives

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Digital Archive
My digital archive will have a biographical focus on fashion designer and Greenwich Village retailer Patricia Field. The archive and exhibit will be a mix of photography, videos, interviews, printed materials and objects from various sources. Combined, these items will illustrate Field's continuous evolution and various contributions to fashion, costume design, pop culture, New York City nightlife and Greenwich Village retail over the last five decades.

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Web Exhibit
Innovator. Influencer. Icon. Patricia Field, and her eponymous boutique, has called Greenwich Village home for nearly 50 years. Since 1966 Field has continuously pushed fashion forward by introducing NYC, and the world, to new designers and her own collections from her small storefronts on 8th street and The Bowery. Her work as a stylist and costume designer has earned her an Emmy Award and an Academy Award nomination for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada. She is the recipient of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for Innovation and continues to nurture new talent by serving as a global ambassador to the fashion industry by helping to promote designers in Korea, Japan and Singapore. In recent years, Field has been outspoken against NYU (her former landlord on 8th street) and its real estate developments in the Village.

Field’s shop, House of Field, will sit at the hub of this exhibit. From there, the exhibit will branch out to interpret her career as a costume designer, roll as influencer and personality, nightlife promoter and, most importantly, entrepreneur.

The look and feel of the exhibit will be colorful and bold like Field's shop. The sources will be varied and come from news archives, fashion and photographic archives, videos, movies, and other secondary sources.

Research Question

Link to the exhibit.

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