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Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 2016

Liberal Arts Dean’s Forum: Dan Cooper Chamber Music Ensemble

October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Dan Cooper, who teaches music and music history in the Film, Media, and Performing Arts Department, will present a colloquium-concert of his distinctive compositions, including "Bowery," "Design," "El Planeta Rojo," "Herald Square," "Lullaby," "Plural of Blue," "Soca," and "Unsubscribe," among others. The live orchestra will feature Kaoru Hinata on flute and piccolo, David Valbuena on clarinet and bass clarinet, John Lake on trumpet on flugelhorn, Nicole Brancato, Jai Jeffryes on piano, Max Maples on percussion, Oren Fader on guitar, Lynn Bechtold, Hajnal Pivnick on violin, Hannah Levinson on viola, Christine Kim, Jisoo Ok on cello, Lisa Maree Dowling on bass, and Charles…

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November 2016

Runway27 Presents Kaleidoscope Dream

November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Runway27, an interdisciplinary student organization, holds its annual fashion show; this year's show is titled "Kaleidoscope Dream." The entire show is produced by students broken  into three committees: merchandising, production, and PR. The runway  features fashions designed by students as well as by  industry sponsors that include Jovani, Nicole Miller, Calvin Klein, Sam Edelman and other major fashion corporations. This event is free for the FIT community; tickets are $5 for non-FIT community members. Tickets will be on sale in the Breezeway November 8,…

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December 2016

UCE of FIT Talent Show

December 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Faculty and staff members perform at the yearly talent event in the Haft Theater, sponsored by the UCE of FIT.

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February 2017

24|7ashion Show: A BSU Runway Presentation

February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Black Student Union (BSU), a student organization dedicated to exploring and celebrating black culture, will host their annual fashion showcase to display the talent of emerging designers. Apparel and accessories will be by FIT students. The event will be hosted by DJ Sir Manny . Doors open at 6 pm; show starts at 7 pm. This event is free for the FIT community; $5 for non-FIT community members. 

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An Evening with the Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns: Looking Back to Look Forward

February 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park. The Central Park Jogger Case, as it came to be known, was chronicled in a recent documentary titled The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, who take the perspective of the five men whose lives were torn apart by the trials, wrongful convictions, and fights for justice. FIT welcomes three members…

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March 2017

Lecture: What to Do, How to Live—Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet

March 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Conservation activists Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach, and Scott Briscoe discuss ways in which individuals can contribute to saving the environment at this event, part of Sustainability Awareness Week. The speakers are part of Patagonia's Worn Wear college tour, which also includes worn clothing repair and demonstrations and a lecture on Thursday night. Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia’s vice president of Public Engagement. His magazine articles have appeared in National Geographic and he is the author of six books, including Seven Summits, The…

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April 2017

Documentary Screening: Sharing the Rough

April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The arts organization Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) will present the documentary Sharing the Rough Saturday morning. Sharing the Rough is an award-winning film that illustrates how ethical, artisanal mining practices are changing the mining culture in Africa and benefiting communities, and the ecology of East Africa. Director Orin Mazzoni, producer Monica Stephenson, and Roger Derry, the world class lapidarist whose work is shown in the film, will be on hand for a panel discussion after the film. This an opportunity for students and…

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May 2017

FIT Dance Company Spring Concert

May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The FIT Dance Company presents its annual Spring Concert over three nights: Thursday, May 11; Friday, May 12; and Saturday, May 13, in the Haft Theater. This event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime is at 7 pm.  

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2017 Faculty Awards Celebration

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

President Joyce F. Brown and Vice President for Academic Affairs Giacomo M. Oliva honor the recipients of this year’s President’s Awards and SUNY Chancellor’s Awards, among other faculty achievements. Promotions, tenure recipients, sabbaticals, and retirements will also be announced. This event is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only.

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June 2017

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Capstone Presentations: The Future of Brands

June 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The industry professionals in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management master’s degree program will present their annual capstone research. This year’s global research theme is “The Future of Brands,” and comprises two qualitative studies focused on the future of consumer brand expression and the future of retail. The presentation also includes original consumer research with U.S. millennials, delving into their values relating to brands and retailers. The event is sponsored by Shiseido and will include a Q&A panel moderated by…

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September 2017

Crafting Connections: Supporting Artisan Communities—A Panel Discussion

September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Supporting creative communities requires consumers to recognize and covet the unique characteristics of craft. This panel discussion, led by Jennifer Gootman of West Elm, will address the role of brands in developing an appreciation for textiles and communicating the craft story to their customers. Panelists will be Luna Lee, human rights leader at Eileen Fisher, and Abrima Erwiah, co-founder and president at Studio One Eight Nine. It will be moderated by Kate Black of Magnifeco.com. This event is part of…

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October 2017

Fashion, Science, and Exploration Symposium

October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Photograph by John Cowan, 1964. © The John Cowan Archive. The Museum at FIT presents its 18th academic symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration. This daylong event explores the impact of scientific thought on fashion in conjunction with two current MFIT exhibitions Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme and Force of Nature. Speakers will delve into the influence of thinkers such as Charles Darwin, the history of exploration, the social implications of fur, and how environmental concerns are manifested in fashion and the…

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November 2017

Fashion Show: Runway27 Presents “Cinematic”

November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The multi-disciplinary student organization Runway27 is producing it's fifth annual fashion show, Cinematic, on Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm in Haft Theater. Runway looks are sponsored by FIT design students and industry leaders such as Jovani, Vince Camuto, WDNY, and others. Students from across the college have collaborated on this huge event, each bringing their unique talent to the venue. Tickets are free for the FIT community; $5 for non-FIT guests. Tickets are on sale Tuesday, November 14, in…

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February 2018

Maintaining Healthy Professional Relationships: A Night with Jennifer Baumgardner

February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Author Jennifer Baumgardner, via Soapbox Inc. Author Jennifer Baumgardner will present a talk titled "Maintaining Healthy Professional Relationships," which will be followed by a Q&A with current FIT students interning in their field and Baumgardner. Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and publisher whose work focuses on sexual violence and scapegoating, abortion, bisexuality, and radical children’s literature. She’s been an editor at Ms. and a features writer for The Nation, Harper’s, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, More, and Elle (among…

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April 2018

Fashion Culture Film Screening: We Margiela

April 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Poster for We Margiela © mint film office. Join us for the New York premiere of We Margiela, a documentary about the enigmatic fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. The late Jenny Meirens, co-founder of the maison, and members of the design team reveal their creative processes and unique philosophies. Their stories offer unprecedented insight into one of the most influential design houses of our time. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212)…

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FIT International Dance Festival

April 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

In its eighth year, the International Dance Festival aims to showcase FIT's dance and cultural curriculum to the community and beyond. This event is open to the public. Please register here. Performances include: Andrea Beeman (FIT faculty member) and Bani Ray, performing a fusion of Middle Eastern dance and classical Indian dance Dana Manno and PAKA, Afro-Caribbean dance Meira Goldberg (FIT faculty member) and flamenco ensemble (dancer, singer, guitarist) FIT Gospel Choir Korean Dance Group

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Fashion Revolution Week Conference: Tracing the Journey

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

As part of the international Fashion Revolution campaign, come learn about supply chain transparency, fair trade, human rights, and sustainability in fashion. Ask questions, and interact with sustainability experts in the fashion industry. See how you can effect change, and find out how they did it. Conference speakers: Amy Hall, director of social consciousness, Eileen Fisher Andrea Reyes, chair, NYC Fair Trade Coalition Kristen Luong, founder Kromagnon Sponsored by the FIT Student Government Association.  

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May 2018

ARTSpeak: The Guerilla Girls

May 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Please note that this event is sold out, but a video of it will be made available shortly afterward here on Newsroom at news.fitnyc.edu. Some tickets may be available the day of the event; doors open at 5 pm. FIT students, faculty, and staff will be given priority. Questions? Email [email protected]  In a rare New York appearance, internationally known feminist advocacy group the Guerrilla Girls are coming to FIT. For decades, the Guerrilla Girls have been drawing attention to the absence of representation…

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Commencement 2018 — Graduate Exercises

May 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT is pleased to announce commencement exercises for all master's degree candidates. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6 pm  Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater Fashion Institute of Technology This is a ticketed event. Visit fitnyc.edu/commencement for more information. 

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September 2018

Inauguration of SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson

September 14, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT will host the inauguration of Dr. Kristina Johnson as the 13th chancellor of the State University of New York. Along with members of the SUNY community, the ceremony will feature prominent leaders from academia, government, business, and philanthropic organizations. This event is by invitation only, but you can watch a livestream of the event at livestream.com/FIT/suny. 

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October 2018

Teachable Moments: Criss-Crossing the Globe: Flamenco Film and Performance

October 11, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

This event, sponsored by the FIT Diversity Council, features a screening of the documentary Triana, Pura y Pura by Ricardo Pachón, which chronicles the expulsion of Roma, who were flamenco innovators, from Triana, Spain, in the '50s. The event also features flamenco performances by Basilio Georges, Aurora Reyes, and Anna de la Paz. FIT adjunct instructor, flamenco performer, and scholar Meira Goldberg will hold a Q&A after the event. Tapas samples will be provided. This event is free and open to the…

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Remembering Ruth: A Tribute to the Life of Ruth Finley

October 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

A memorial service for Ruth Finley, creator of the Fashion Calendar and recipient of the FIT President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016, will be held on Saturday, October 13, at 3 pm, in the Haft Theater, and will be followed by a reception in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. Finley died August 25, 2018, at the age of 98. The memorial will celebrate Finley’s accomplishments and her commitment to her family and friends, to the fashion industry, and…

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International Conference: The Body Questions: Celebrating Flamenco’s Tangled Roots

October 15, 2018
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 15 and 16 The Foundation for Iberian Music at The Barry S. Brooks Center for Music Research and Documentation at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Department of Film, Media, and Performing Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology are hosting a two-day international conference and flamenco performance festival in New York, October 15 and 16, 2018. This interdisciplinary series of events, free and open to the public, fosters dialogue between scholars, flamenco artists, and audiences about flamenco as…

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Fashion Symposium: Pink

October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Photograph: Yves Saint Laurent, black sheath dress with “Paris rose” satin bow, Paris haute couture collection, 1983. Gilles Tapie/ELLE/Scoop © Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. The Museum at FIT presents Pink, its 20th academic symposium. This symposium will explore the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics will include the significance…

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November 2018

Runway27 Fashion Show: Twisted

November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Runway27, a student club comprised of students from all different majors across the college, will hold its annual runway show; this year's theme is Twisted. The event represents the work of four different committees—merchandising, production, public relations, and event planning—producing a professional-level runway show featuring work by FIT fashion designers combined with retail clothing and accessories. This is a ticketed event; watch the livestream here. 

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February 2019

Film Screening and Discussion: “The Hate U Give”

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT presents a screening of The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr., based on the best-selling book by Angie Thomas. Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. After the film, the Diversity Council will host a panel discussion with poet-turned-rapper Bobby Sessions, whose music appears in the…

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CANCELED: ‘Fresh Dressed’ Documentary Screening and Black History Month Closing Program

February 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  The documentary Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of hip-hop/urban fashion and its rise from Southern cotton plantations to the gangs of the 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in between. Supported by rich archival materials and in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life—and the outsiders who studied and admired them—Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where style was born on the black and brown side…

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March 2019

Fashion Symposium: Exhibiting Fashion

March 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Museum at FIT presents Exhibiting Fashion, its 21st academic symposium. This symposium will explore the history of fashion curating, the different ways fashion is displayed in museum settings, and how national and regional identities influence fashion exhibitions. The symposium is organized in conjunction with Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which commemorates the rich history of the museum, the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected]

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Fashion Culture: ‘McQueen’

March 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Poster for McQueen, courtesy of Bleecker Street Media. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed and written by Peter Ettedgui, McQueen is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite catwalk visuals, and music, the documentary is an authentic celebration, a thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary and his colorful, often terrifying creations. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585,…

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April 2019

FIT International Dance Festival

April 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

In its ninth year, the International Dance Festival aims to showcase FIT’s dance and cultural curriculum to the community and beyond. The following performers are expected to participate: Masami Morimoto (Japanese musician) FIT Gospel Choir Gamin (Korean flute player) Aria Entertainment (Russian dance) Aliesha Bryan (flamenco dancer) Bahar Dance Ensemble (Persian group) PAKA (Passing Ancestral Knowledge Along) (Afro-Caribbean dance company) Carina Moeller and Daniel Baez  (tango dancers) Niall O'Leary Dance Troupe (Irish music) Andrea Beeman and Samara (Middle Eastern) Korean…

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May 2019

FIT Dance Company Spring Showcase: Transitions

May 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The FIT Athletics and Recreation Department presents the FIT Dance Company's Spring Showcase titled Transitions. There will be three performances: Friday, May 10, 7 pm; and Saturday, May 11, 2 pm and 7 pm. All performances are free and open to the public. 

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2019 Faculty Recognition Celebration

May 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

President Joyce F. Brown and Vice President for Academic Affairs Giacomo M. Oliva honor the recipients of this year’s President’s Awards and SUNY Chancellor’s Awards, among other faculty achievements. Promotions, tenure recipients, sabbaticals, and retirements will also be announced. This event is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only.

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Commencement 2019 — Graduate Exercises

May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT is pleased to announce commencement exercises for all master’s degree candidates. Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 pm  Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater Fashion Institute of Technology 227 West 27th Street New York, New York Graduate students should review the graduate commencement page for new information about ordering ceremonies. This is a ticketed event. Visit fitnyc.edu/commencement for more information. 

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October 2019

Shine and Sustainability: The Modern Diamond Journey From Miner to Designer

October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Join editor and jewelry expert Jill Newman, Brazilian fine-jewelry designer Silvia Furmanovich, and Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO of the Diamond Producers Association, and learn about their unexpected connections as it relates to sustainability, diamond mining and jewelry design. Panelists:  • Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO, Diamond Producers Association • Silvia Furmanovich, jewlery, designer • Jill Newman, jewelry editor and expert The panel is part of FIT’s Sustainability Awareness Week. For a full schedule of events, please visit fitnyc.edu/saw. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Fashion Symposium: Paris, Capital of Fashion

October 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Small Landmarks: Reflecting, 1995, © David LaChapelle. Paris, Capital of Fashion will be The Museum at FIT’s 22nd academic symposium. The one-day event will explore what it means for a city to be deemed a “fashion capital” and why Paris is generally considered the most prestigious and competitive fashion capital in the world. Speakers will include Miren Arzalluz, director, the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris; Christopher Breward, director of collection and research, National Galleries of…

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Fashion Culture: Taping of ‘Person Place Thing’ Broadcast with Valerie Steele

October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Randy Cohen, creator of the public radio program Person Place Thing, says his guests are at their most engaging when they talk about whatever they find most meaningful. In an interview to be recorded for broadcast, Cohen will ask Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele about her own most memorable person, place, and thing. There will be live musical accompaniment. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is open to the…

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November 2019

Runway27 Presents Artistry

November 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Runway27, an interdisciplinary student organization, holds its annual fashion show; this year’s show is titled “Artistry.” The entire show is produced by students broken into three committees: merchandising, production, and PR. The runway features fashions designed by students as well as by industry sponsors. Afternoon show: 4 pm Evening show: 7 pm This is a ticketed event and is free for the FIT community; tickets are $5 for non-FIT community members. Tickets will be on sale in the Dubinsky Student Center Lobby November 12…

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Runway27 Presents Artistry

November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Runway27, an interdisciplinary student organization, holds its annual fashion show; this year’s show is titled “Artistry.” The entire show is produced by students broken into three committees: merchandising, production, and PR. The runway features fashions designed by students as well as by industry sponsors. Afternoon show: 4 pm Evening show: 7 pm This is a ticketed event and is free for the FIT community; tickets are $5 for non-FIT community members. Tickets will be on sale in the Dubinsky Student Center Lobby November 12…

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December 2019

A Conversation with Donna Zakowska, Costume Designer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

December 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Philippe Antonello/Amazon Prime Video. Via Parade.com The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, FIT, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are excited to host a conversation with award-winning American costume designer Donna Zakowska. Zakowska has designed for film, theater, circus, opera, music, and puppet theater. Her credits include nine seasons with the Big Apple Circus and a Mick Jagger concert tour. Most recently, Zakowska has been lauded for her talent in creating the 1950s New York…

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February 2020

Drag Therapy

February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT's Campus Anti-Violence Education Group is holding a Drag Therapy program for Healthy Relationships Month. It will be hosted by a licensed mental health counselor who will choose a group from the audience to dress up and become the FIERCE-est version of themselves: Fabulous, Insightful, Empowered, Respected, Confident, Expressive. This interactive workshop will empower participants to give themselves more love and respect, which translates into healthier relationships with others. This event is for the FIT community only. 

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March 2020

Ballerina Symposium

March 6, 2020 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

NYCB ballerina Lauren Lovette in Behnaz Sarafpour’s 2003 tulle and brocaded evening dress. Photograph by Isabel Magowan. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will be The Museum at FIT’s 23rd academic symposium. The one-day event will explore the ways in which twentieth-century ballerinas and their glamorous, romantic costumes profoundly inspired modern fashion. Speakers will include Lynn Garafola, professor emeritus of Columbia University; Laura Jacobs, dance and fashion critic; Jane Pritchard, curator of dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Patricia Mears, deputy…

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Stefano Tonchi and Grazia D’Annunzio in Conversation About Power in Fashion

April 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Grazia d’Annunzio at the Paris, Capital of Fashion symposium at The Museum at FIT. POSTPONED Join Stefano Tonchi, former editor-in-chief of W Magazine, and former deputy director of Vogue Italia Grazia d’Annunzio as they discuss the power of military uniforms and their influence on high fashion. Tonchi is co-author of the book Uniform: Order and Disorder. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is free and open to the public.

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August 2021

Fall 2021 Convocation

August 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Note: The time of this event has changed.  This in-person convocation features announcements and remarks by President Joyce F. Brown, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Yasemin Jones, and President of the Faculty Senate Calvin Williamson. This year, it will be held in the Haft Theater to allow for additional space and seating. Masks are required, as they are in all FIT buildings. Doors to the Haft Theater will open at 9:30 am. It will also be livestreamed for those…

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May 2022

2022 School of Graduate Studies Commencement and Hooding Ceremony

May 19 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

FIT is pleased to announce commencement exercises for all master's degree candidates in the School of Graduate Studies. Thursday, May 19, 6 pm  Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater  Doors open at 5:15. A reception will follow on the Breezeway. Commencement is a ticketed event. Visit fitnyc.edu/commencement for more information.

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