FIT to Have Presence at White House Design Event Wednesday, October 8

FIT has been invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at Wednesday’s Celebration of Design, an educational program and reception that is part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative for students.

Thom Browne, Narciso Rodriguez, Reed Krakoff, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, and Nanette Lepore are among the designers participating. Executives from Ralph Lauren and Talbots will also be in attendance. Inspiration, construction and entrepreneurship are said to be a few of the topics that will be explored during the workshops and panel discussion, with each designer addressing students in a 45-minute workshop.

Reach Higher is Mrs. Obama’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university, and this first-ever fashion education workshop event is designed to enlighten, educate, and mentor the next generation of fashion leaders.

Live streaming of the Celebration of Design begins Wednesday at 12:45 pm White House LIVE.