THE STORY of ALBRIGHT

The Albright Fashion Library is an essential stop for the fashion elite. Every day, stylists, editors and designers visit the 7,000-square-foot showroom to make use of a comprehensive yet impeccably edited collection of some 20,000 items. Offering an archive of classic pieces—from Chanel suits to Dior gowns, from Gucci belts to Manolo Blahnik pumps—as well as contemporary looks by some of the most exciting young designers working today, the Library’s encyclopedic holdings dazzle and inspire.

Irene Albright worked for years as stylist and consultant to some of the fashion world's most prominent magazines and photographers. Finding that other showrooms in the city couldn't satisfy her creative imagination, she opened her own, in 1990. In a tribute to the infamously footwear obsessed former First Lady of the Philippines, the business was originally called Imelda's Closet. Using her superb eye and extensive connections in the industry, Albright went on to amass an unrivaled collection of high fashion both vintage, cutting-edge, and even prospective: the Albright Fashion Library has the upcoming season’s looks in stock before department stores do.

While the fashion-savvy love perusing the racks of looks and accessories (there are more than 3,000 pairs of current designer shoes, luxury bags and jewels to consider), they return again and again for the Library team's deep expertise, peerless taste and collaborative spirit. Relationships are forged here.

Working with some of the best—and most opinionated—talent in film, editorial fashion, advertising and theater, the Albright Fashion Library helps clients source inspired looks for photo shoots, films, performances or special events.


Whether a celebrity needs an Edwardian-inspired dress for the red-carpet premiere of her new historical epic, or a cosmetics brand needs a rack of pieces in hues that perfectly complement its new bronzer, the Library team is committed to meeting any need.

Creative director Patricia Black heads a team of young, dynamic staff who understand the emotional landscape of fashion: the stylist’s inspiration, the costumer's muse, the target of the consumer campaign, or the spirit of the newest "It" girl. Clients throughout the industry trust her strong point of view and ability to deliver exactly what they need, within any budget. Black and her team understand the importance of fashion looking not merely expensive or trendy, but RIGHT.

On any given day in the showroom, fashion mavens from around the world examine dresses, evening gowns and accessories neatly organized first by designer, then category and color. The space delights the eye with rows of metallics, brilliant reds and fur accessories, wardrobes of jeweled accessories and handbags, and much more—but such an abundance of choices can be overwhelming, even for regulars. Enter Black and her team.

They'll find the head-turners, dresses that captivate and showcase fashion stylists' talents—and raise their profiles.

They'll help editors who need to dress Hollywood's A-list or create a must-see editorial, collaborating on the kinds of looks that win awards and break new creative ground—without the obligations of studio services.

Providing unparalleled service is what the Library does best. Clients in London, Paris or beyond can send a mood board or other specs; Library staff will pull and photograph looks, and send pieces selected for shoots or events just about anywhere in the world.

Stylish professional women—on Wall Street as well as in publishing and the entertainment business—seek out Albright's expertise for their own red carpet occasions, or just for a special evening out. The Library team will dress day-of clients from head to toe in less than an hour.

And when they walk out, they’ll be ready to turn heads.

DESIGNERS

Adrienne Landau

Alberta Ferretti

Alessandra Rich

Alessandro Dell’Acqua

Alex Perry

Alexander McQueen

Alexander Wang

Alexandra Birman

Alexandre Vauthier

Altuzarra

Amanda Pearl

Amen

Ann Demeulemeester

Annelise Michelson

Anthony Vaccarello

Aquazzura

Ashish

Attico

Azzaro

Azzedine Alaïa

Balenciaga

Balmain

Behnaz Sarafpour

Bill Blass

Blumarine

Bottega Veneta

Brandon Maxwell

Brian Atwood

Burberry

Burberry Prorsum

Calvin Klein

Carolina Herrera

CD Greene

Cedric Charlier

Céline

Chalayan

Chanel

Charlotte Chesnais

Charlotte Olympia

Chloé

Christian Dior

Christian Louboutin

Christopher Kane

Comme Des Garcons

Courrèges

D&G

David Koma

Derek Lam

Dion Lee

Dolce & Gabbana

Donna Karan

Doo.Ri

Dries Van Noten

Dsquared2

Elie Saab

Ellery

Emanuel Ungaro

Emilio Pucci

Emm Kuo

Erdem

Eres

Eric Javits

Estaban Cortazar

Etro

Eugenia Kim

Fannie Schiavoni

Fendi

Francesco Scognamliglio

Galvan

Gareth Pugh

Giambattista Valli

Gianvito Rossi

Giuseppe Zanotti

Givenchy

Gucci

Haider Ackermann

Halpern

Helmut Lang

Hermès

Hervé Leroux

Houghton

Iris Van Herpen

IRO

Isabel Marant

Issey Miyake

J.W. Anderson

Jaquemus

Jason Wu

Jay Ahr

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jeremy Scott

Jil Sander

Jimmy Choo

Johanna Ortiz

John Galliano

Jonathan Simkhai

Juan Carlos Obando

Judith Leiber

Julianna Bass

Julien Macdonald

Junya Watanabe

Kaufman Franco

Kotur

Kreisi Couture

L'Wren Scott

La Maison du Couturier

La Perla

Lanvin

Linn Lomo

Lisa Marie Fernandez

Loewe

Louis Vuitton

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Michel

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

Manolo Blahnik

Marc Jacobs

Marchesa

Maria Lucia Hohan

Marni

Martin Grant

Martinez Lierah

Mary Katrantzou

Maticevski

Michael Kors

Missoni

Miu Miu

Monica Sordo

Monique Lhuillier

Monse

Moschino

Mugler

Naeem Khan

Narciso Rodriguez

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nina Ricci

Norisol Ferrari

Norma Kamali

Ohne Titel

Oscar de la Renta

Osman

Ozbek

Paco Rabanne

Paul Andrew

Paula Mendoza

Pepa Pombo

Peter Pilotto

Philip Treacy

Philosophy

Pierre Hardy

Prabal Gurung

Prada

Proenza Schouler

Ralph Lauren

Redemption

Reed Krakoff

Reem Acra

Rick Owens

Roberto Cavalli

Rochas

Rodarte

Roger Vivier

Roland Mouret

Ronald van der Kemp

Ryan Roche

Saint Laurent

Sally Lapointe

Sarah Angold

Sies Marjan

Simone Rocha

Sonia Rykiel

Sophie Theallet

Stella McCartney

Tamuna Ingorokva

Thakoon

The Row

Tom Ford

Tuleste

Valentino

Vera Wang

Versace

Victor de Souza

Victoria Beckham

Viktor & Rolf

Vionnet

Vivienne Westwood

Wanda Nylon

Yves Saint Laurent

Zac Posen

Zimmermann

Zuhair Murad

SERVICE AGREEMENT

THE CLIENTS

Beauty

Aquage

Almay

Avon

Biotherm

CND

Conair

Cover Girl

Elizabeth Arden

Estee Lauder

John Freida

Lancome

Loreal

Mac Cosmetics

Mary K

Max Factor

Maybelline

Olay

Pantene

Paul Mitchell

Redken

RMK

Sally Hansen

Sephora

Smashbox

Urban Decay

Wella

Film & TV

30 Rock

666 Park Avenue

The Big C

Bling Ring

Blue Bloods

Boardwalk Empire

Carrie Diaries

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Daily Show

Devil Wears Prada

Gossip Girl

House of Cards

Law & Order SVU

Lipstick Jungle

Louie

Melrose Place

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Nurse Jackie

Remember ME

Royal Pains

Sex & The City

Shame

Saturday Night Live

Smash

Sopranaos

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The Tourist

Twelve

Two Broke Girls

Ugly Betty

Unforgettable

Wall Street 2

White Collar

Publications

Esquire

GQ

Interview Magazine

LA Times

Numero Magazine

T Magazine

V Magazine

Vanity Fair

Vogue

Vogue Australia

Vogue China

Vogue Italia

Vogue Japan

Vogue Thailand

W Mag

Stores/Accessories

Bulgari

Cartier

Chico's

Club Monaco

Harry Winston

Jimmy Choo

Jones NY

Juicy Couture

Kiki de Montparnase

Levi's

Lily Pulitzer

Macys

Target

Theory

Omega

Stuart Weitzman

Sunglass Hut

Tiffany & Co

Victoria’s Secret

Hotels

Borgata

Cosmopolitan Vegas

Fontainebleau

The Dorchester

Modeling Agencies

DNA

Elite

Ford

IMG

Marlyn

Supreme

Wilhelmina