FIT in the News – March 17, 2021

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.

Bra Shopping Tips
Jaclyn Fredenburg, adjunct, Fashion Design, gave insight on shopping for comfortable bras:  “For large-busted women, the right bra will help get the weight of the breast tissue off of the rib cage.”


Direct to Consumer Shopping
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on how Nordstrom is embracing the direct-to-consumer model: “What Nordstrom gets is an opportunity to grow with these brands that really target Gen Z and millennials, and to bring them in, in a way that they can do an enhanced consumer engagement experience.”

A Year with No Bras

Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories, MFIT, on the bra post-pandemic: “[The idea is no longer to] live up to some particular ideal, but in fact to embrace what we have, and what we don’t have, in the case of the breast.”

Corset History

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), on the revolution of the corset: “Women never really gave up the corset. They internalized it through diet and exercise, tummy tucks and liposuction. Once clothing began to show more skin, you had to actually change your body or have a different attitude toward your body.”

The Roaring Twenties and Swinging Sixties
Coverage of the first virtual exhibition co-produced by MFIT and the Graduate Studies Department, which was curated especially for an online audience.

France Amerique

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