FIT in the News – May 18, 2018

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.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown, who is celebrating her 20th year as FIT’s president, was featured on (May 9) and (Australia) for their series “How I Work.” Dr. Brown discussed her background and the technology she can’t live without, and she shared the best advice she has ever received. (May 15) announced that FIT and the FIT Foundation will honor Ivan Bart, president of IMG Models; Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., and J. Michael Stanley, managing director at Rosenthal & Rosenthal, at FIT’s Annual Awards Gala. The event will be held on June 14 at Cipriani on 42nd Street. (May 10),, WWD (both May 11), and (May 14) reported on the third annual Design for Disability project with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, during which Anna Sui mentored five Fashion Design students from FIT, Parsons, and Pratt, who created outfits specifically designed for women and men with disabilities. The designs were worn by models with disabilities for a runway show at the foundation’s annual gala.

Earnshaw’s Infants, Girls & Boyswear Review (May issue) reported that designer Amanda Hsiao was a critic in the children’s wear specialization for the annual Future of Fashion runway show.

A (May 10) article on fashion designer and FIT alumna Grace Chen reported that enrollment for fashion design students studying at FIT from the People’s Republic of China “skyrocketed” 277 percent from 2013 to 2017.

The Wall Street Journal (May 15) turned to Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, for an article on men’s shorts. (May 4) spoke with Barbara Trippeer, assistant professor, Fashion Design, for an article on fashion schools’ industry partnerships that utilize cutting-edge technology. (May 9) turned to Patricia Mears, deputy director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), for comment on the stylish hats called fascinators.

WWD (May 14) reported that Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, will deliver the keynote address at Yale for their Text and Textiles exhibition.

Norell: Dean of American Fashion, which closed at MFIT in April, received coverage on (May 9).

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