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Wes Gordon Honored
The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera, with its 2021 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at Cipriani South Street. The luncheon benefited the recently-reopened Museum at FIT (MFIT), and raised nearly $700,000.
Amber Valletta Named FIT Sustainability Ambassador
Amber Valletta, model, actress, and activist has been named the college’s first sustainability ambassador, further solidifying FIT’s commitment to expanding sustainability education and awareness to address the challenges facing the creative industries. In her role as FIT’s sustainability ambassador, Valletta will work closely with the FIT community, alumni, and partners throughout the 2021–2022 academic year and beyond.
Art Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the influential mid-century modernist New York City-based Black jewelry designer, has been funded by a group of 50 jewelry industry brands. The $50,000 endowed scholarship will create ongoing scholarships and mentorships to support Black students attending the college’s Jewelry Design program.
The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, discussed the Gucci archives.
Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the ‘90s
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