FIT in the News – April 13, 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.

Pandemic Teaching
Nicole Benefield, assistant professor, Fashion Design, on adapting her classes to a virtual format: “During the summer break last year I decided I’m just going to record myself creating garments so that students have a library of video content. And it worked out really well. [In one video] I recorded myself draping something [and] uploaded the videos of me speaking into the camera, incorporating images and text that said, step one, step two, step three.”

Business of Fashion

Tom’s Shoes
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on Tom’s Shoes: “Their canvas shoe became synonymous with doing something that’s charitable, ethical and tangible.”

Business of Fashion

Changemakers in Action Conference
Announcement of “Changemakers in Action,” FIT’s free sustainability-themed conference and awards ceremony hosted by Amber Valletta. The awards ceremony took place on April 13 with the virtual conference to follow through April 16.

The Museum at FIT

The Corset Returns
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), on the return of the corset: “The corset has become, like camouflage or tartan, part of the vocabulary of fashion.”

Infamous Red Carpet Look
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on the dress worn by Björk to the 2001 Oscars: “Look at pictures of Björk on the red carpet — it’s so cool and funny and weird and wonderful. People mocked it then, but we are starting to see the fabulousness of it now.”

The New York Post

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