FIT in the News – March 9, 2020

Black in Time, an interactive exhibition curated by FIT’s Black Student Union which showcases work by students, faculty, and alumni illustrates the constant evolution of black art, using it also as a teaching tool to educate visitors about black fashion, art, music, cinema, and literature, from ancient Egypt to the present day, received coverage on CBS This Morning (February 18) and WABC’s Here and Now with Sandra Bookman (February 23).

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with (February 18) about the retailer Stein Mart.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) spoke with The Financial (February 21) about the timeless appeal of the Chanel jacket. Steele was a guest on the podcast Women of Marvel (February 13) where she discussed comic book clothing in a cultural context.

A press release distributed via PR Newswire (February 13) announced Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style, an MFIT exhibition that will examine the roots and history of hip hop fashion from inception to the present time, and will open in 2023. The creation of the Hip Hop Style Archive was also announced. The release was picked up by over 200 outlets including,, and dozens of pickups from affiliate stations of CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX. Additional coverage appeared on, (both February 13), and (February 14).

Eleanor Lambert: Empress of Seventh Avenue, currently on display at MFIT, received pre-opening coverage on (February 19), and (March 2).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage from The Associated Press (February 13), which received hundreds of pickups, including,,, and Additional coverage appeared on NY1 News, (both February 12), (February 13), (February 20), Voice of America Russia (February 21), (February 27), (Japan, February 29), and in Footwear News (February 27) and Elle (March issue).

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