FIT in the News – February 1, 2019

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. (January 17) reported on the findings of the Textile Development and Marketing study on the effects of harsh denim washes on cotton that has been tagged with a DNA marker. (January 17) reported that in commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, a series of talks and events will be held on March 16 and 17 by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and FIT. One event will collectively create a ribbon made from individual pieces of fabric brought by participants. The ribbon will be used as the main element of a memorial to be constructed at the site of the tragedy. (January 26) and the Los Angeles Times (January 27) spoke with Kam Mak, assistant chair, Illustration, as he looks back at all 12 of the postage stamp designs he created for the USPS Lunar New Year series.

Shannon Maher, chair, Home Products Development, was quoted in an article in Home Textiles Today (February issue) about the American Association of Textile Colorists and Chemists (AATCC).

Quest (January issue) reported on an event and book signing for Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art, which was held in November as part of the Fashion Culture series. (January 25) included The Museum at FIT (MFIT) in its list of “Top 7 Free Things to Do in NYC.” (January 26) included MFIT as one of its “7 Museums for Fashion Lovers.”

Elizabeth Way, assistant curator of costume, MFIT, spoke with (January 18) for an article on Rhianna’s fashion partnerships.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, offered perspective to The New York Times (January 17) for an article on the “mom uniforms of Park Slope.”

Fabric In Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (January 25).

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which opens on February 8, received pre-opening coverage on (Mexico, January 15),, (both January 17), (Italy, January 21), (Italy, January 23), and in Modern Luxury Manhattan (February issue). The companion book received coverage in InStyle (February issue).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which closed at MFIT on January 5, received coverage on (January 25).

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