FIT in the News – August 17, 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.

History of Bridal Gowns
Michael Kaye, Fashion Design-Apparel, on the tradition of the white wedding gown: “Wanting the finest fabric available to wear in honor of her matrimony, Queen Victoria wore French lace which, at the time, was only available in white…the white wedding gown became supreme.”

Best Sweat-Wicking Clothing
Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, suggests blended fabrics, like those that combine cotton and acrylic.

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Why Fashion Designers Are Superstitious
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on why superstitions abound in the fashion industry: “The idea that superstition comes in part from a feeling of a lack of agency and financial anxiety would be significant for people in fashion because it does so much seem like you need luck to get ahead.”


Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

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