Aretha Frankin

An Alum Reflects on Dressing Aretha Franklin

“No matter how many feathers I put on, she would never say, ‘That’s too much,’” says Kenny Bonavitacola, Fashion Design ’75, who made some 35 looks for Franklin from 2001 until her death in 2018. 

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exhibition view of In America with 6 garments
Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In Vogue’s recent interview with curator Andrew Bolton about the Met Museum’s new fashion exhibition, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, writer Steff Yotka cites two recent FIT alums whose works are on view in the show: Mimi Prober and Ayla Argentina of Puppets and Puppets.

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