Professor Anna Blume against a red wall; Hue logo“I Found My Own Way to Be in the World”

From a very young age, I saw myself as completely gender-nonconforming. In college, I was disowned by my family for what they perceived to be an “unacceptable” queerness in the way I dressed and whom I loved. This keeps me aware of the ongoing exuberance and vulnerability in gender self-expression that many members of the FIT community may experience. Read more from Professor Anna Blume about gender at FIT and in their own life at

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NYT's "The 12 Most Styles-ish Fashion Coming Out This Fall

Among 12 fashion books debuting this fall, New York Times‘ Styles editors recommended two connected to The Museum at FIT: Shoes A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT by Valerie Steele, chief curator, and Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories; and Ann Lowe: American Couturier by Elizabeth Way, associate curator of costume.

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