FIT in the News – May 21, 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.

Future of Fashion
“Runway from Home” is FIT’s first digital Future of Fashion show, presenting the unparalleled work of the fashion designers of the class of 2021. Explore the virtual exhibition and film featuring FIT’s five areas of specialization: sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and children’s wear. The outstanding senior thesis capsule collections  were chosen by a panel of judges that included FIT faculty, and leading experts in fashion and media.

Prada Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships
Prada announced a new Diversity and Inclusion scholarship at FIT, which includes the development of a paid internship, mentorship, and scholarship program in addition to a gender equality educational module. The Prada Group’s scholarships will provide full tuition, and room and board at FIT for one top-performing student of color from the US and one top-performing female student from Ghana or Kenya. (Spain)
WWD (United Kingdom)

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

History of Shapewear
Images provided by MFIT were used as the basis for illustrations showing “Shapewear Through the Ages.”

The Washington Post 

Liza Minnelli
Patricia Mears, deputy director, MFIT, on how Halston dressed Liza Minnelli: “Even tailoring pants for her, he would know how to cut the proportions just so to elongate the body.”

The New York Post

Halston’s Legacy
Patricia Mears, deputy director, MFIT, appeared in a quote from an interview originally given to, on the impact of Halston: “The things that we see today—designers becoming part of large conglomerates or growing their companies so that they’re worth billions of dollars—(were) probably made easier because of Halston’s pioneering efforts. He was the first to really build a business in the United States to that level, and he was the first to really crash and burn.”

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