FIT in the News – September 9

September 9, 2016

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to send you FIT in the News, which reports highlights of major news stories about the college and/or that quote the college’s experts. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below. (August 26) reported that an auction of six pieces of jewelry designed by Judith Ripka will benefit the QVC Scholarship Fund, which is operated by the FIT Foundation. The jewelry was on display at the annual Couture Council luncheon benefitting The Museum at FIT, held on September 7 at Lincoln Center. (August 30)and (September 5) reported that Akris was holding its fall Fashion Week runway show in New York rather than in Paris for the first time since 2004 to dovetail with the Couture Council’s annual luncheon at which Akris’s creative director, Albert Kriemler, received the 2016 Award for Artistry of Fashion.

425 Magazine (October issue) quoted Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, in “A Guy’s Guide to Style.” “Business casual really came about in the 1990s, when many young people with long hair and khakis became Silicon Valley millionaires,” said Blackman. “Like it or not, the corporate world had to loosen its dress codes to work with them.” (September 1) spoke with Barbara Berman, facilitator, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, for an article about what goes on behind the scenes during New York Fashion Week.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), spoke with (Montreal, September 1) about corsets, fast fashion, and globalization.

MFIT ranked ninth in the “Ten Best Free Museums” on (September 2). The rankings were determined by readers of USA Today. Pickups include (September 3).

Uniformity, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (August 30), (August 31), (September 2), and in The Village Voice (September 6).

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