FIT in the News – July 27, 2020

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.

What the Future of Fashion Looks Like Through the Lens of FIT Graduates During a Pandemic
AOL’s In The Know published a feature story and video, where FoF seniors discussed how they adapted to COVID-19, and highlighted their resilience. The story was also picked-up by Yahoo! Additionally, In The Know tweeted the story link to their 362K followers.

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM) Capstone
FIT’s 2020 graduating class in the Master of Professional Studies program in CFMM presented the findings of its two capstone research projects virtually. Both capstone projects centered around well-being, with group one looking internationally at how countries measure success, and group two examining the U.S. market and the interactions with adjacent industries.


Face Masks Controversy
The AP quoted Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, featuring quotes for and against wearing masks to protect against COVID-19. “To the best of my knowledge, the face mask has spread faster and wider than any other item in the history of dress,” said Steele.

Associated Press

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