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  • Steven Stipelman Illustration for WWD
    Professor Steven Stipelman's Illustrations Featured in WWD

    Illustrations by Steven Stipelman, associate professor of Fashion DesignArt and a graduate of FIT, appeared on the cover and four inside pages of the December 31, 2014 issue of WWD. 

  • FIT tennis players
    FIT’s Outstanding Sports Program May Be the College’s Best-Kept Secret

    It may be FIT’s best-kept secret. The college with the tagline “Where Creativity Gets Down to Business” excels at something very different: athletics. 

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    FIT Ranked Number Six in “The Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World” by

    FIT has been ranked number six in’s 2014 list of “The Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World.” This is a substantial jump from its ranking at number nine in 2013. FIT and Parsons The New School for Design are the only U.S. schools in the top ten. Central Saint Martins in London retained the number one spot. 

  • Lauren Bacall pleated red dress
    Lauren Bacall: The Look

    March 3–April 4, 2015
    The Museum at FIT

    The Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate Studies and The Museum at FIT present Lauren Bacall: The Look, the first exhibition to exclusively explore Bacall’s career and personal style, in which her own garments take the spotlight. Organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program, this exhibition examines Bacall’s distinctive style within the context of her modeling, film, and theater careers. 

  • 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.  

  • Miss Communication installation
    Miss Communication, a Public Interactive Installation, on View Through February

    “Communication is supposed to be easy,” Pansum Cheng, sculpture technologist, Fine Arts, said while watching people connect with his new site-specific sculptural installation, Miss Communication, outside of the Pomerantz Center. “It’s the most direct way to interact with someone.” But the assemblage of 2,400 empty cans attached to two walls with a grid system and connected with fishing wire gives the viewer no instructions on how to use it.

  • Campus Sexual Assault panel
    Ending Campus Sexual Assault: A Conversation About Changing the Conversation

    MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon led a discussion at FIT with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, AFT president Randi Weingarten, Howard University professor Tricia Bent-Goodley, and student activists Andrea Pino and Annie Clark. A Q&A followed the panel discussion. 

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    FIT Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

    FIT is among 766 higher education institutions named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. FIT was also one of 19 SUNY campuses named to the honor roll.  

  • 2014 Holiday Pop-Up Shop
    Season’s Greet-Inks, FIT's Second Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    Just in time for holiday shopping, Season’s Greet-Inks, the second annual pop-up shop at FIT, has opened in the Pomerantz Lobby. Every aspect of Season’s Greet-Inks — named for its old-school tattoo design inspiration — from décor, window displays, and music to hang tags, shopping bags, and temporary tattoos, has been designed, installed, and merchandised by FIT Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students. 

  • Dollar Sign
    FIT Ranks High in Degree Conferral and in Graduates’ Pay Scales

    In its annual Top 100 listings of community college degree conferrals, Community College Week has ranked the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) number one on the list of top 50 associate degrees awarded in communication, journalism, and related programs for the 2012–13 academic year. The ranking is for FIT’s program in Advertising and Marketing Communications in the college’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.

  • Students who participated in the poetry competition
    Winners of 25th Annual FIT/SUNY Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition Announced

    For a quarter century, students studying in FIT’s Modern Languages and Cultures department have been honing their foreign language skills through the art of poetry at the annual FIT/SUNY Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition. The competition has five foreign language categories:  Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  

  • Deidre Sato
    Dr. Deirdre Sato Named Dean of International Education at FIT

    Dr. Deirdre Sato, whose degrees include an Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), has returned to her alma mater as dean of International Education. Previously, Dr. Sato was director of International Programs and Services at Purchase College. FIT and Purchase are colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  

  • Dr. Yasmin Kafai photo
    FIT Faculty Members Learn More About Maker Movement in Education at Mini-Retreat

    The Maker Movement, which is based on an extension of do-it-yourself culture, is “not just on the side for the nerds and the people who like to make things by hand….The Maker Movement is shaping the future of our economy,” Dr. Yasmin Kafai, professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education,, told faculty members and administrators gathered for FIT’s Faculty of the Future Mini-Retreat, held at the college on October 31. Kafai’s keynote address on “The Maker Movement in Higher Education” spoke to the day’s theme: The Maker Movement Revolution in Education, Design, and Business. 

  • Fashion Drawing of a woman leaning against a wall with a suitcase on the floor
    Experience the Lost Art of Fashion Illustration Through the Frances Neady Collection at 30

    There was a time when a glance through a fashion magazine would reveal meticulously drawn or painted works of art, intended to bring images of clothing to life as only illustrations could. FIT's Gladys Marcus Library is celebrating this lost art. 

  • 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.  

  • Costume from Dance & Fashion exhibition
    Exhibition: Dance & Fashion

    The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Dance & Fashion, a stunning exploration of the relationship between these two embodied art forms. Organized by the museum’s director, Dr. Valerie Steele, and set in a dramatic mise-en-scène created by architect Kim Ackert, Dance & Fashion features nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to the present, many of which have never been exhibited.  

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