FIT in the News – November 2, 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 22) announced that designer Annabelle Selldorf is the recipient of the 2018 Lawrence Israel Prize, given by the Interior Design Department. Her firm, Selldorf Architects, has designed projects such as the Frick Collection’s expansion and enhancement and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. (October 17) announced the call for applications for FIT Design Entrepreneurs, a free “mini-MBA”  program. Designers will have access to top industry executives, receive guidance creating a formal business plan, and develop the skills they need to successfully run and expand their fashion labels. The application deadline is October 31. (October 18) reported on Diversity Comic Con, held as part of FIT’s Civility Week, on October 11. The event featured an Artist’s Alley, panel discussions, and portfolio reviews, as well as a cosplay pageant. (October 17) reported on “The Art Market and Money Laundering” symposium held as part of the Art Market Studies MA program at the School of Graduate Studies. The symposium brought together notable experts from law enforcement, the art industry, academia, and financial crimes compliance to engage in a robust discussion on the current state of the art market and laundering. Speakers addressed how more effectively to uncover, deter, and punish laundering while minimizing costs to the industry.

Modern Luxury Manhattan (October issue) reported on this year’s Couture Council Luncheon at which Narciso Rodriguez received the award for Artistry of Fashion.

Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with (October 22) about the recent acquisitions of and Bare Necessities by Walmart. (October 19) spoke with Keith Ellenbogen, assistant professor, Photography, who shared his top 10 favorite photos.

Sara Petitt, coordinator, Fabric Styling, explained to (October 16) the duties of a photo stylist.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), discussed her background with (October 17).

Patricia Mears, deputy director, MFIT, gave historical background to (October 17) and The Wall Street Journal (October 18) on the oversize silhouettes currently being seen in women’s wear.

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on the podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion, (Italy) (both October 16), (October 17),, (Nicaragua) (both October 19), and (October 20).