FORBES:
A FASHION ARCHIVIST SHARES HER TIPS FOR STORING CLOTHING

Clauss is the founder of The Wardrobe, a fashion archive company catering to the needs of top designers, celebrities, socialites and private individuals. 

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WWD: 
Archiving Fashion With Julie Ann Orsini

For those who’d like to create or organize their archives, Julie Ann Orsini of The Wardrobe offers that service, and, in that capacity has been a consultant to Tom Ford and Jason Wu.

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THE COVETEUR:
DESKSIDE / JULIE ANN ORSINI

It’s people like Julie Ann Orsini—you know, who ‘fall into’ that unicorn-like career we’ve only wished we thought of first—that show us what life fulfillment is really all about.

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BUSINESS OF FASHION:
FOR BRANDS BIG AND SMALL, FASHION ARCHIVES CAN BE A POWERFUL ASSET

Fashion brands, both emerging and established, have been investing significant resources in building and maintaining their archives. BoF investigates.

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REFINERY 29:
ONE Girl, FOUR Looks — Fashion's Top Archivist Gives Us Spring Inspiration

We caught up with the on-the-go entrepreneur for an inspiring interview about how to make it in the biz, and of course, an exclusive look at four of her favorite transitional outfits.

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GOTHAM:
FASHION'S MOST IN-DEMAND ARCHIVIST

When Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week wraps in New York and designers and editors come up for air after a strenuous month of runway shows and events, that’s when The Wardrobe founder Julie Ann Orsini begins her work.

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THE GLOBE AND MAIL:
FASHION COMPANIES HAVE DISCOVERED THEIR SECRET WEAPON—ARCHIVES

When I reach fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini on her mobile, she can't tell me whose archive she's standing in at that moment – discretion is essential in this business – and only admits that she's in a warehouse, "somewhere in New York City."

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FASHIONISTA:
LEARN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE FASHION CAREERS

Julie Ann Orsini has turned her love of fashion history into a job as a fashion archivist, founding collection management service The Wardrobe, in which she helps fashion companies like Tom Ford and Jason Wu create or organize their archives, as well as consult them on which of their creations are valuable to keep and which are meant to be worn.

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THE NEW POTATO:
NOT YOUR MOM’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

It’s no secret that more and more fashion brands are focusing on archiving their collections, but this has never been surprising for fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini.

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THE THICK:
WATCH ME NEIGH NEIGH

Fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini, who preserves garments for the likes of Tom Ford and Jason Wu, remembers the ride of her life.

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SSENSE: 
ARCHIVAL QUALITY

Julie Ann Or­sini, found­er of fash­ion archiv­ing ser­vice The Wardrobe LLC, creates museum-quality storage con­di­tions for both private col­lec­tors and the archives of de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Tom Ford, Pro­en­za Schoul­er, and Jason Wu. We asked her for some pro­fes­sion­al ad­vice on how to col­lect and care for cloth­ing.

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CITIPHILE:
JULIE ANN ORSINI

A native New Yorker, Orsini is a museum-trained fashion archivist who appreciates quality— in food and in fashion. After earning her Masters of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT, she founded her business, The Wardrobe, where she works to preserve the collections of such industry power players as Tom Ford, Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler (FYI she’ll work with private clients too).

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BUSINESS OF FASHION:
WHY YOUNGER DESIGNERS ARE BUILDING ARCHIVES

Once the preserve of luxury megabrands with long histories, archives are becoming de rigueur for a handful of fashion labels striding into their second decade.

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WANDER+LASH:
JULIE ANN ORSINI, FASHION ARCHIVIST

The New York-based fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini of The Wardrobe has worked with top designers including Tom Ford, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler on meticulously organizing and archiving their most precious garments.

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LOOK TV:
FASHION PLAYERS — JULIE ANN ORSINI

Fashionista, your go-to destination for the ins and outs of fashion, presents the How to Make it in Fashion conference. Get professional and creative insight to the industry in this exclusive piece on Look TV.

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