FIT in the News – February 4, 2022

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.

FIT’s Social Justice Center
President Joyce F. Brown appeared as a guest on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast where she discussed the launch of FIT’s Social Justice Center (SJC), sustainability at FIT, and how FIT reacted to the pandemic. The SJC is an unprecedented initiative to transform the lives and careers of people of color in the creative industries. Through a multifaceted, comprehensive approach, the SJC is designed to increase opportunity and accelerate social equity for those whom the industry might otherwise leave behind.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast

Corsets on The Gilded Age
Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT, on corsets as worn on the new HBO series The Gilded Age: “By the late 1860s, the hoop skirt started to flatten in the front and gradually the foundation garment, as it were, was just puffing out the back of the skirt.”

Valerie Steele, director, MFIT, and Colleen Hill, curator of costumes and accessories, MFIT, on the enduring appeal of Crocs: “I think that Crocs are very strongly associated with children and play quality. Maybe it’s that people feel that life will be more fun if they wear crocs. That would be a good magical thing to wish your shoes — to give you a more fun, playful life, ” said Steele.   “Whether you hate them or love them, Crocs bring a lot of attention,” opined Hill.

The Harvard Crimson

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties

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