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.
B the change
Bloomingdale’s has partnered with FIT to establish the Bloomingdale’s x FIT Sustainable Innovation Fund. This collaborative endeavor will curate the philanthropic and sustainability-centered efforts for the new b the change platform,a social purpose initiative that will define the future of the company’s social impact efforts as it celebrates its 150-year legacy this fall.
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on the trend of leaving the top button of your jeans open: “It’s been around since 2018 with people like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner with jeans unbuttoned and showing thongs.”
Couture Council Luncheon
The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT) honored Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories collections for Dior, with its 2022 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. The award was presented by Samira Nasr, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, during the council’s annual fundraising luncheon, held this year at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 7.
Bloomingdale’s 150th Anniversary
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on Bloomingdale’s: “It’s like no other store in the world. Bloomingdale’s was where the celebrities shopped. Where the hip and fashionable shopped.”
MetroPlusHealth Design Challenge
MetroPlusHealth, the NYC based health care provider, has partnered with FIT to offer fashion design students the opportunity to design uniforms for MetroPlusHealth front-line workers. Submissions are accepted through October 10.
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) appeared as a guest on a French TV program where she answered the question “what happened to elegance?”
Fashion Innovation Center
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on the Fashion Innovation Center, which was announced by New York Governor Kathy Hochul: “Partnerships with other collaborators in New York State fuels the economy with a diversified approach to business opportunities that can grow to scale in the future. The Fashion Innovation Center epitomized the creative talents in New York and illustrated why state support can expand opportunities for all stakeholders as we repurpose the fashion industry for today’s consumers and the future”
The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
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