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Finding Aid for the Guy Trebay Collection of Fashion Ephemera, 2000-2005
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guy Trebay Collection of Fashion Ephemera,
    Date (inclusive): 2000-2005
    Collection number: 459
    Creator: Trebay, Guy, 1952-
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 2 oversized boxes
    Abstract: The collection consists of invitations, designer "look books," promotional material, and other fashion ephemera pertaining to the Milan, London, Paris, and New York City fashion shows spanning the years 2001-2005.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Guy Trebay, June 2005.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Guy Trebay Collection of Fashion Ephemera (Collection Number 459). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Processing History:

    Processed by Cristina Favretto, 2006.


    Guy Trebay is a reporter for the New York Times. He was formerly a columnist at The Village Voice, where he covered New York for two decades. He writes for The New Yorker, Vibe, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveller, Harper's, Grand Street, and many other national publications and literary magazines.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of ephemera, catalogs, publications, invitations, and other materials having to do with Trebay's involvement with the world of couture and ready-to-wear fashion from the year 2000 onwards. It also contains materials which help document his articles on fashion shows for the New York Times, the Village Voice, and other publications. Particular emphasis is placed on French, Italian, and U.S. designers, although other countries are represented.
    Materials are in English, Italian, French and Japanese.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Fashion ephemera and invitations (Boxes 1-7 and Oversize Boxes 10-11).
    2. Publications (Boxes 8-9).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Trebay, Guy, 1952- --Archives.
    Clothing and dress--History--21st century--Archival resources.
    Fashion shows--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material