FIT in the News – October 19, 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. (October 9),, and (October 11) reported on Diversity Comic Con, held as part of FIT’s Civility Week, on October 11. The premiere event featured Artists’ Alley, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, and a cosplay pageant.

WWD (October 9) reported that a memorial service for Ruth Finley, creator of the Fashion Calendar, was to be held on October 13, and that an exhibition of Finley’s Fashion Calendars will be displayed outside the Special Collections and College Archives of the Gladys Marcus Library. (October 10) and New York Lifestyles (October issue) reported on this year’s Couture Council Luncheon at which Narciso Rodriguez received the award for Artistry of Fashion.

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with (October 11) about raw denim. (October 9, 12:40 mark) spoke with Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), for its podcast on denim manufacturing.

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (Italy, October 11, with 40-image gallery), (Italy), (Japan) (both October 12), (Italy, October 13),, (both October 14), and in Chelsea Clinton News (September 26).

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