FIT in the News – June 8, 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.

The Future of Fashion 2021
Students from the Fashion Design BFA class of 2021 presented their innovative work online with searchable portfolios, Critic Award winners, and a video runway presentation, Runway From Home.
Coveteur (May 24)
New York Magazine’s
Earnshaw’s (May 19)
Sourcing Journal

Michael Coan, assistant professor, Jewelry Design, on diamonds: “Diamonds truly appeal to the mystery, the lore. Diamonds truly are forever — nothing comes close to a diamond.”

Fashion History Timeline
Information on the wedding dress worn by Princess Diana during her 1981 wedding was sourced from FIT’s Fashion History Timeline: “According to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion History Timeline, the Princess Diana gown had, literally, thousands of sequins and pearls embroidered into it.”

Readers Digest

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Men’s Suits Revisited
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on men’s suits: “The suit became almost like a skin; it almost gives off an aura of nakedness.”


Fashion in Films
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on fashion as depicted in Hollywood movies:  “There have been so few really good films about fashion.”
The New York Times

Heritage Jewelry
Elizabeth Way, assistant curator, MFIT, on heritage jewelry: “During periods of disruptive change the passing down of jewelry becomes even more significant.”

Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the 90s (Germany)

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