FIT in the News – December 6

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. (November 24) announced that new trustees have been appointed to FIT’s Board of Trustees and that new leadership and directors were elected to the FIT Foundation.

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 in Quest (October 2019 issue).

Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Fashion Design, spoke about Sidney, a line of made-to-measure suiting for both men and women, with (November 21).

CNBC (October 15) spoke with Shawn Grain Carter about the troubles facing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, gave an extensive interview to (Spain, November 26) where she discussed her background, sustainability, and retail therapy. Steele was profiled by (Spain, November 28) where she reflected on the decade in fashion, sneakers, and upcoming MFIT exhibitions. (November 29) reported that Steele delivered the keynote speech at II Coloquio de Investigadores en Textil y Moda in Barcelona. Steele spoke with (December 6) for an article on schools that have fashion museums.

Paris, Capital of Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (December 2) and (December 3).

Power Mode: The Force of Fashion, which opens at MFIT on December 10, received pre-opening coverage on (December 6).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, which opens at MFIT in February 2020, received pre-opening coverage on (November 22) and in W Magazine (November issue) and The Wall Street Journal (December 1).