FIT in the News – March 26, 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.

Impact of Elsa Peretti
Wendy Yothers, assistant professor, Jewelry Design, on designer Elsa Peretti: “I’d say, unabashedly, she was a genius. Things changed unalterably after Elsa.”

The “Cold Shoulder”
Tom Scott, assistant professor, Fashion Design, on the “cold shoulder” look, as worn by Dolly Parton: “You would layer a jacket over it, and then you’d take your jacket off, and it was a surprise shoulder. You still saw a little bit of skin. There was a subtle sexiness to it.”

Overlooked Ann Lowe
Elizabeth Way, assistant curator, The Museum at FIT, on designer Ann Lowe: “Her work was overwhelmingly pretty. It wasn’t radical, or meant to be. Even in the sixties, she was still inspired by the nineteenth century, and by a nostalgic ideal of femininity. Yet I also think it’s important to appreciate what breathtaking courage she had.”
The New Yorker

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