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Celebrating FIT at 75
Welcome to this special issue commemorating FIT’s diamond anniversary!
Who Were They?
Have you ever wondered, as you walk around FIT’s campus, who were the people the buildings and facilities are named for? Here’s a selected list, with brief biographies. Where possible, we included quotes, drawn from the oral histories in the Gladys Marcus Library’s Special Collections and College Archives.
FIT Logos, Then and Now
“A great logo draws attention, it informs, inspires, and wants to be remembered,” says Rocco Piscatello, adjunct assistant professor of Communication Design and noted brand identity and signage designer.
Meet Six Couples Who Found Love at FIT
They had designs on each other from the start
How Two Beloved Professors Met as FIT Students
In 1962, a professor harshly criticized some drawings by student Steven Stipelman ’63, an aspiring illustrator.
In the Beginning
A history of the college’s early years—and a glimpse into its future
The Past Recaptured
The good, the bad, and the weird in FIT’s yearbooks
A Friendship, Years in the Making 
At FIT, mentorship doesn’t stop at graduation
A President's Perspective
On the occasion of FIT’s 75th anniversary, Hue sat down with President Joyce F. Brown for a look back at her remarkable 20-year tenure at the college. The conversation is excerpted here.
[Editor's note: This story was completed before the COVID-19 pandemic and does not mention it. We still hope you find it interesting and relevant.]
An FIT Playlist
Over the years, members of the FIT community have made a surprisingly significant contribution to American pop music. We put together a playlist of the best jams we know of. Know more? Email us!
Inside the DTech Lab, an engine of FIT’s future
Innovation is the lifeblood of FIT, and the FIT/Infor DTech Lab is one of the biggest drivers of that innovation.
The Fresh Princesses
Fashion Design students give the female leads of 'Frozen' a style update
Valerie’s Journey
The incredible story behind Isotoner gloves
A Signage Proposal for the Natural History Museum
Conserving a Chanel
A student saved a garment from its own worst enemy: itself.
Future Perfect
For Norma Kamali, Fashion Illustration ’65, the best things in fashion are eternal.
Raising the Standard
Flags are the family business for Sandy Dennis Van Lieu
Banner Years
Some of Annin's highest-profile flags throughout American history
6 Things We Didn't Know About Flags
Annin Flagmakers' Sandy Dennis Van Lieu schools us on the flag
You Better Work!
Zaldy designs pure glamour for RuPaul, the world’s most famous drag queen
No Dragons, Please
Grace Chen defines contemporary Chinese style
Moving the Line Online
Cynthia and Glenn Gale met in an FIT aerobics class...
Dream On
Artist Ebony Bolt draws inspiration from the subway
David Yurman Donates Private Gemstone Collection to FIT
Yurman's donation has been put to work in classrooms
Taking St. Tropez Worldwide
Creating a global presence for the swimwear company Vilebrequin
50 years of Fashion
The Museum at FIT celebrates its silver anniversary with a retrospective show
Uncommon Pursuits
These five alumni took a risk on their journey
Mr. Positivity
A Conversation with Thaddeus Coates, Advertising and Digital Design ’20
The Virtual Cure
The role of fine art in managing pain
New Bravo Show Reveals the Drama in Landscape Design
Interior Design grads star in a new reality show
Kam Mak’s Stamp on History
The 12th and final stamp in Illustration faculty member Kam Mak's Lunar New Year commission for the USPS.
Party City
These alums create a 21st-century vaudeville of the brilliant and absurd...
The Public Eye
Two sculptures return to campus, repaired and refreshed.
Drawn from Life
Career highlights of Melanie Reim, this year’s Society of Illustrators Distinguished Educator in the Arts
Rebuilding Puerto Rico
What a student learned while volunteering with SUNY
From Elle to Project Runway, Nina Garcia '92 is a major force in fashion
Period. Beginning of Story
Two entrepreneurial sisters are helping women everywhere stay on top of their cycles
Lust on Trial
A history of art faculty member's book explains America's most notorious censor...
Ghost of Garments Past
How the Fashion Design MFA program’s rebel approach helped a student win big
The Street
Street photographer Arlene Gottfried, Photography ’72, was obscure for most of her life. Now that’s changing.
Fashion Matters
A student makes stylish garments to help her professor, a breast cancer survivor
She Made It
On Making It, Dayna Isom Johnson calls it like she sees it...
An FIT Bestiary
Why animal art will never go extinct...
A faculty member helped solve the mystery of a 15th-century Venetian printing press...