FIT in the News

The fashion industry has been mourning the death at 41 of designer Virgil Abloh, the first Black creative director at LVMH and the founder of Off-White. Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor of Fashion Design, discussed Abloh’s influence on WNYW Fox 5 News and WNBC News Channel 4. “What saddens me about all of this is that design sensibility doesn’t end at 40,” he told Fox 5. “He was the conduit to get us from what once was to what the future might hold.”

Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci; New York Post logoDr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, brought historical perspective to a New York Post feature about the scandalous history of the fashion brand portrayed in the buzzy, star-studded film House of Gucci.

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#Repost @fit_photography. @untitled_fit features final projects from current third-year Photography and Related Media students from their exhibition class (PH 352: Photographic Concepts and Exhibition). Faculty members Michel Leroy and Tiffany Smith aimed to create a forum for the students to share their “personal narrative” or “tableau.” On view now through Sunday, December 5 in the @fit_artdesigngallery.
This #SmallBusinessSaturday, help support @fitalumni and shop the annual FIT Alumni Holiday Gift Guide! The gift guide features a collection of products and services offered by alumni entrepreneurs in a range of creative fields. Visit the link in our profile to check it out! 
Did you tune in this morning to the @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade? For the past 20 years, FIT adjunct faculty member Barbara Berman works as the parade’s costume crew chief where she oversees a team of 85 in helping dress everyone from clowns, balloon handlers, and escorts on the themed floats. After performers complete the 2.5-mile procession from Central Park to Macy’s at Herald Square on West 34th and Broadway, Berman’s team will help them back into their street clothes.   
The fall semester is slowly winding down! Swipe for another roundup of looks from students on campus.   
Congrats to @fit_illustrationdept student Kristina Ingerowski (! Her mascot design was chosen to represent the 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, New York (@lakeplacid2023).
@urbanstudiofit presents “Around The Corner,” an exhibition that takes an in-depth look at a group of 21 artists’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, telling individual stories through the art they made and corresponding photographs captured during this imposed reality.