FIT in the News – November 22, 2023

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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. 

Ivan Bart Memorial Scholarship
The Ivan Bart Memorial Scholarship has been established at FIT to honor Bart, who was president of IMG Models for almost 30 years , and a board member of the FIT Foundation.

Picasso Art Auction
Natasha Degen, chair, Art Market Studies, spoke about the recent auction of artwork by Picasso, and how auctioneers are offering unorthodox pieces to generate publicity and attract new clients: “It is yet another example of the auction houses wanting to be perceived as central clearinghouses for luxury writ large.”

The New York Times

Faux Fur
Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing on the properties of faux fur: “Fake furs are warm because they can trap body heat due to the thickness and length of the fur, which is also enhanced by the presence of a lining.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Jacqueline Kennedy
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, on Jacqueline Kennedy’s use of the designer Chez Ninon, who produced American-made copies of French originals: “Most American fashion back then was just a copy of French fashion, whether licensed or unlicensed. Mrs Kennedy tried to defend herself by shopping at Chez Ninon.”

The Telegraph (United Kingdom)

Shoes A-Z: The Collection of the Museum at FIT
The new book has been selected as one of the “most stylish home décor gifts in 2023.”

Vogue Scandinavia
Because London

Food & Fashion
Harper’s Bazaar (Spain)

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