FIT in the News – October 25, 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.

ChalkFIT, the annual project created by seventh-semester Illustration students, received coverage on NY 1 News, NY1 Noticias (both October 18), and (October 23). Students used chalk mixed with water to create murals on the exterior walls of FIT, stretching from West 26th Street across Seventh Avenue and around West 28th Street. This year’s theme celebrates FIT’s 75th anniversary and looks ahead toward 2031.

Positive Community (September issue) reported on the retirement party for H. Carl McCall, outgoing chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, which was held at FIT in June.

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with (October 15) about cashmere.

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 a full page of coverage in New York Lifestyles (October issue).

MFIT was included in a list of “Awesome Museums in NYC That Are Totally Free” on (October 16).

Paris, Capital of Fashion, MFIT’s 22nd academic symposium, received coverage on (October 21). The one-day event explored what it means for a city to be deemed a “fashion capital” and why Paris is generally considered the most prestigious and competitive fashion capital in the world.

Paris, Capital of Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (October 17) and in Chelsea Clinton News (September 25).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, which opens at MFIT in February 2020, received advance coverage on (October 16).