FIT in the News – January 14

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The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports highlights of major 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.

WWD (December 23), in a year-end review of increasing awareness of diversity issues in fashion, mentioned that President Joyce F. Brown serves as a counselor on the Prada Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with GearPatrol.com (December 9) for an article on the “Best Affordable Cashmere Sweaters.”

WCBS 2 News (December 20) interviewed Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza, professor, Fashion Design, for background on “ugly” Christmas sweaters.

Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, was interviewed by Fortune.com (December 30) for an article on faux furs.

Ann Cantrell, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with BBC Radio’s Newsday (December 19) about “slow fashion.”

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with Fashionista.com (December 18) about the allure of the “party dress.”

WNYW Fox 5 News (December 14) profiled FIT student Megan Morgante, creator of NOEMI, a digital fashion magazine that presents unretouched models in its photos and aims to portray diversity in the fashion world.

Patricia Mears, deputy director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), commented to Vogue.co.au (Australia, January 4) about the continuing style influence of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy.

Fodors.com (December 14) included MFIT as one of its top picks for “How to See New York City on a Shoestring [Budget].”

Power Mode: The Force of Fashion, currently on display at MFIT received coverage on TheCut.com, FashionNetwork.com (both December 13), NowFashion.com (December 14), SaysMeSaysMom.Blogspot.com (December 18), Fashionista.com, ArtNet.com (both December 19), The360Mag.com, FT.com, FashionUnited.com (all December 20), ItsLiquid.com (December 22), PureWow.com (December 23), WagMag.com (December 24), GalerieMagazine.com (December 31), and in Modern Luxury Manhattan (December issue).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, which opens at MFIT on February 11, received pre-opening coverage on BBC.com (October 22), DeBulevar.com (December 12), and FashionUnited.it (Italy, January 1).

Eleanor Lambert: Empress of Seventh Avenue, which opens at MFIT on March 3, received pre-opening coverage on Vogue.fr (France, December 27).

Paris, Capital of Fashion, which closed at MFIT in January 4, received coverage on WNET’s NYC-Arts (December 13), Hyperallergic.com (December 17), and in Ornament News (December issue, not available online).

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