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  • Milton Glaser at FIT event
    Legendary Graphic Designer Milton Glaser Advises and Inspires FIT Students at Talk on Campus

    “Making things is a miracle,” the legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser told an auditorium filled with hundreds of FIT students on Thursday, October 23, explaining why he decided to become a designer at the age of five. “Sitting and making something is the most extraordinary thing a human being can do,” he said. 

  • FIT Wins Second Place at Amazon Fashion Studio Competition
    FIT Wins Second Place in Annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions Competition

    FIT Menswear Team Receives $10,000

    Fashion Institute of Technology’s menswear team took second place at the annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions competition held on Saturday, October 25 at Amazon Fashion photography studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The five team members will split the $10,000 prize. 

  • Evan Chisholm
    FIT Student Wins National Retail Federation’s Ray Greenly Scholarship, Two Other Students Are Semi-Finalists

    FIT Fashion Merchandising Management major Evan Chisholm, of Jamestown, NC, has been selected as the top recipient of the highly competitive National Retail Federation Foundation’s Ray Greenly Scholarship, and will receive $25,000. Chisholm won over finalists from MIT, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Texas A&M. Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country applied for the scholarship.

  • Original Chanel suit, shown with a licensed copy.
    Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits

    December 2, 2014–April 25, 2015

    The Museum at FIT presents Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits, an exhibition that explores various levels of authenticity in fashion, ranging from original designer garments and accessories to licensed copies and diffusion lines to counterfeits. Faking It features approximately 100 objects, spanning more than 150 years, from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never been on display.  

  • Dr. Joyce F. Brown, left, with Kimora Simmons
    Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Eponymous Scholarship Fund for FIT

    Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Kimora Lee Simmons announced at an event held at FIT on October 21 that she has established a $1 million scholarship fund, $500,000 of which is being given to FIT to provide scholarships to first-year students from under-represented populations.    

  • Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions 2013 contest
    FIT Teams to Compete in Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

    Two teams of FIT students will compete in the second annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions, a creative challenge designed to foster and celebrate emerging talent in the fashion industry. The challenge will task the student teams to produce compelling images for Amazon Fashion’s fall 2014 on-site editorial. The teams will create their editorials at an all-day event at the company’s 40,000 square-foot fashion photography studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Saturday, October 25. 

  • Pajama sets on display in Yves Saint Laurent + Halston exhibition
    Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s

    February 6 through April 18, 2015
    The Museum at FIT

    The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presents Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s, an exhibition that celebrates the two designers who defined the sexy and glamorous fashions of the 1970s. This is the first exhibition to juxtapose their work and analyze the way they dealt with similar themes and aesthetics during the height of their careers. Both designers are equally represented by the approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories that are arranged thematically in an environment designed to evoke the style of this singular, dynamic era in history.  

  • Students using chalk on walls of FIT
    Chalk! Returns to FIT for Second Consecutive Year

    For the second consecutive year, FIT Illustration students will take to the street -- or, more accurately, the walls -- chalk in hand, to create original art on the outside of FIT's buildings on Seventh Avenue between 27 and 28 Streets. More than 45 students, plus some alumni, will take part in this joyous expression of street art.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama
    First Lady Michelle Obama Wears Dress Designed for Her by FIT Student at White House Event

    First Lady Michelle Obama wore a dress designed specially for her by FIT student Natalya Koval during a Celebration of Design at the White House. FIT was invited to join Mrs. Obama at the educational program and reception.

  • Ten FIT Students Awarded FIT/SUNYWorks Scholarships for Summer Interns

    Ten students received Internship Scholarships through a program administered by FIT and SUNYWorks, a cooperative education and internship program of the State University of New York system.

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