FIT in the News – May 14, 2020

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports selected highlights of 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.

FIT Student on completing senior thesis During COVID-19
In a video, FIT senior Annette Stone, Fashion Design, presented a denim evening wear dress that she was forced to finish creating at home, in California, due to the pandemic. “Everything, all of the supplies that I had in New York, I had to duplicate out here… I was only planning on being out here [California] for four days,” said Stone.

Norma Kamali on HUE Live!
A virtual chat with the fashion designer and FIT alum on HUE Live!, a series of live? online interviews with some of the college’s leading alumni across a range of industries. “It took 14 years before anybody outside of the underground, cult-y group of people knew who I was and what I was doing. It took a long time to get to a certain point because I decided to be independent,” said Kamali.

Virtual MFIT
The Museum at FIT was included in a list of “fashion school museums you can visit virtually.”

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, guest on NPR
Steele was a guest on The Indicator from Planet Money, a radio show, where she spoke about face masks as fashion statements. “This idea of fashionising masks is a good way to normalize them…to say that we are all in this together,” said Steele.

The Indicator from Planet Money

Valerie Steele on how the fashion world responded to the AIDS epidemic
Steele was interviewed in an essay on how the fashion world was affected by the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. “A committed segment of the fashion community joined forces with AIDS activists to raise money to help people who were sick and to pressure the government to take action,” said Steele.

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