The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 15) reported that FIT is one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars among community colleges for the academic year 2018 -2019. Joseph Antee, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, and Brenda Cowan, associate professor and associate chair, Exhibition and Experience Design, were awarded Fulbright Specialist Grants. Deirdre Sato, dean for International Education, has been awarded a Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award to travel to India.
After the passing of iconic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT spoke with WWD about his career and in its obituary of Mr. Lagerfeld, included his 2007 Image of Artistry Award at the Couture Council Luncheon. The NPR interview continues to receive pickup from affiliates TPR.org (Texas Public Radio), and, WCBE.org Ohio Public Radio, (both February 19).The Washington Post story also received from SFChronicle.com (February 19).
Valerie Steele was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning (February 17) to discuss Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. The segment was picked by WDEF.com, a local affiliate CBS station in Tennessee.
Spottedbylocals.com (February 14) included the MFIT in a roundup of the 12 hidden gems of New York City.
The Paris, Capital of Fashion exhibition, which will open in September, received pre-opening coverage in the March issue of VOGUE magazine.