FIT in the News – July 2, 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.

Art Smith Memorial Scholarship at FIT
The Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the influential mid-century modernist New York City-based Black jewelry designer, has been funded by a group of 50 jewelry industry brands. The $50,000 endowed scholarship will create ongoing scholarships and mentorships to support Black students attending the school’s Jewelry Design program.

MFA Graduating Student Exhibition
New York Magazine’s Vulture included the Graduating Student Exhibition for the School of Art and Design and the Future of Fashion show from the Fashion Design program in an online round-up of virtual senior shows.

Black Fashion Designers
Elizabeth Way, co-curator of The Museum at FIT’s (MFIT) 2017 exhibition Black Fashion Designers spoke about the exhibition which is now available online with a mobile tour narrated by Andre Leon Talley. “There’s no one style that Black designers design in. We really wanted to highlight the multitude of talented Black designers that have been working in the fashion industry since the 1950s.”

Face Mask Fashion
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, gave her thoughts on face masks during COVID-19. “By wearing a mask you indicate that you care about the people around you. It’s so easy to include a mask with your ensemble.”

Christian Science Monitor