FIT in the News – May 7, 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.

Vegan Leather
Theanne Schiros, assistant professor, Science and Math, on vegan leather created from mushrooms: “If you look to nature, there’s all these great stretch and performance qualities. If you go back to indigenous science and cultural heritage, there wasn’t any plastic.…Biomaterials, like mushroom leather, some of the techniques that have been around for 1,000 years, inspire my work and others.”  Schiros has created numerous vegan leathers as part of her work at FIT.

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Halston’s Legacy
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on the legacy of the designer Halston: “I think in a way we’ve been misled by the chaos of the Studio 54 scene to not think as highly of Halston as we should. I think he was one of the great designers.”

1918 Pandemic
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on how the 1918 pandemic was handled: “Young people were like, This was just handled so badly. It was a debacle. How can you expect us to follow your rules? 

The Atlantic

Haute Couture
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on Haute Couture: “Galliano and McQueen were pivotal figures.”

Town & Country

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