FIT in the News – October 11, 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.

New Tang Dynasty Television (September 24), Eyewitness News ABC7 New York,,,,,, (all September 25), (September 27), and (October 5) reported on FIT’s partnership with Disney on Broadway, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Ten Fashion Design students reimagined contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway’s iconic female characters. The students, who are from all over the world, have their garments on display in an exhibition at the Art and Design Gallery located in FIT’s Pomerantz Center through October 13.

Footwear designer Christian Louboutin, who received the 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion during the Couture Council’s annual luncheon benefiting The Museum at FIT (MFIT) on September 4, received coverage on (October 1) and in Modern Luxury Manhattan (September issue). (October 7) spoke with Ronald Milon, chief diversity officer, for an article on diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry. (September 24), and Fortune (October 1 issue) spoke with Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, for an article on the separation of Old Navy from parent company The Gap. (September 25) and The New York Times (September 30) sought tips from Sean Cormier, associate professor, Textile Development and Marketing, on what to look for when buying clothes that are built to last. (September 27) spoke with Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, about the clothing retailer Madewell. Carter also spoke with (October 1) and (October 3) about retailer Forever 21’s bankruptcy.

Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), spoke with (October 5) about the return of ripped denim.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, spoke with The New York Times and (both September 30) for an article on the clothing company Sonia Rykiel. Steele spoke with (October 1) about the model Adut Akech, the new face of Valentino.

Paris, Capital of Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (September 23), Spirit Westsider (September 26), (October 1), and (October 4), and in IN New York (October issue).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, which opens at MFIT in February 2020, received advance coverage in Dance Magazine (October issue).

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