FIT in the News – November 10

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share 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.

Bella New York (November/December issue) profiled President Joyce F. Brown, who discussed such topics as her most rewarding accomplishment, her definition of beauty, and about what sets FIT apart from other schools. “Often people ask me who our competition is, and I say, I have no competition, because I don’t think anybody does what we do,” said Brown. (November 4) reported on Chalk FIT, the annual temporary street art display by Illustration students on the exterior walls of the Pomerantz Art and Design Center. This year, a temporary mural is also being painted on the brick wall on 28th Street that encloses FIT’s storage yard, the future site of the college’s new academic building. The chalk art will remain on display through the end of the year, while the painted art will remain through the spring.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), commented prior to the presidential election on (November 6) about the fashion choices of presidential candidates. “I think we can safely predict that if Hillary is elected no one will care what Bill will wear,” said Steele.

Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (November 3).

Uniformity, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage in Town & Village (October 27).

Black Fashion Designers, which opens at MFIT on December 6, received advance coverage on (November 1), (November 2), and (Spain, November 3).