FIT in the News – March 2

FIT has partnered with global media brand Complex to launch Sneaker Essentials, an online education course developed with FIT’s Accessories Design program and offered through FIT’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. The program launch was announced through a video interview with Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry (Feb. 22), a release on (Feb. 23), and a dedicated video announcement (Feb. 23). The Steph Curry interview was picked up by (Feb. 22), with additional pickups on (Feb. 22),, and (both Feb. 23).

The Book of Jewish Liturgical Vestments, written in 1680 and the oldest holding in the Gladys Marcus Library’s Special Collections and Archive, was the subject of a feature article on (Feb 23). The article also cited the new renovation of the space where the collections are housed.

On Feb. 23, MFIT hosted the Fashion and Physique Symposium, based on the current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique. Coverage included WWD,, (all Feb. 23), and (both Feb. 26) and (Feb. 27) picked up the article. The live stream of the symposium received nearly 2,500 views across 10 countries and 200 comments.

Valerie Steele discussed happiness and life’s pleasures with graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister on (Feb. 23).

Elizabeth Way, assistant curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), spoke with (Feb. 26) about the life of Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker, including being a slave and how she became a well-known dressmaker.

Norell: Dean of American Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage in the Independent newspaper (Feb. 14).

Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function, which opens at MFIT on March 6, received advance coverage on (Feb. 23).