March 7, 2013
We are pleased to send you FIT in the NEWS to share highlights of major news stories placed by the college’s Division of Communications and External Relations. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below.
Happi.com (March 3) covered the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing baccalaureate program’s 25th anniversary celebration, which took place on February 11 at the New York Yacht Club.
NewYorkGossipgirl.com reported that Carolina Herrera will receive the 2014 Artistry of Fashion Award from the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT at the group’s annual fall luncheon on September 3 at Lincoln Center.
WWD (March 4) and Vogue Netherlands (online March 4) announced that this year’s FIT Foundation gala will honor Linda Fargo, senior vice president of Bergdorf Goodman, and FIT trustees, Dr. Jay Baker, former president of Kohl’s, and jewelry designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig. The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 9.
The Boston Globe (March 2) featured Daniel Levinson Wilk, associate professor, History, in an article titled “How the Elevator Transformed America.”
WWD.com (March 2) reported that at the annual Femmy Awards, held at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 5, Fashion Design student Cristina Ramos was named first-prize winner in the 11th Annual Student Design contest for best intimate apparel design. Marie Heffernan and Danielle Ortiz took second and third place, respectively. Intimate apparel designs of FIT students were displayed at the event.
In Lifestyle Mirror’s (March 3) “15 Most Fashionable Cities” story, New York was listed as number one. Reasons included that the city is “home to more than 75 industry trade shows a year and the top design schools in the country, including Parsons and Fashion Institute of Technology.”
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, was interviewed about the correlation between dance and fashion for Anothermag.com (February 27), noting that “dance and fashion are the two embodied art forms. Dance has profoundly influenced fashion design, and fashion designers are increasingly being asked to create costumes for dancers.”
The Wall Street Journal (February 28) tapped Valerie Steele for her thoughts on Karl Lagerfeld’s and Dries Van Noten’s business ventures outside of the fashion world. “Mr. Van Noten’s diverse tastes and Mr. Lagerfeld’s diverse activities remind us that fashion designers find inspiration wherever they look. Like vacuum cleaners, they Hoover up anything that’s interesting,” she said.
Last week’s article in The New York Times quoting Valerie Steele about the trend of plunging necklines seen on the red carpet was picked up by the Star Tribune (March 2).
In The New York Times (March 4) article about emerging Chinese fashion designers in the luxury market, “Chinese Designers to the Fore,” Steele said, “The emergence of Chinese fashion designers will position China as an even more important fashion power.”
Trend-ology was featured on Smithsonian.com (March 4). The article included a slide show.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s received coverage in Die Presse Schaufenster.diepresse.com (February 27), Vintagetraveler.com (March 2), Redmomma3.com (March 3), ArtsNationalPost.com (March 3), Huffington Post (March 3), and Wornthrough.com (March 5).
Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, which opened on March 4, received advance coverage on RackedNY.com (March 3) and NewYorkmoves.com (March 3). The exhibition, organized by graduate students in Fashion and Textile Studies, was also featured on The New York Times T Magazine blog (March 4), NYPost.com (March 4), EFE Newswire (March 4), and Daily Fashion Report (March 5). The EFE Newswire story was picked up by Yahoo Noticias (March 4 ), Yahoo Noticias Argentina (March 4), MSN Latino (March 4), and Vida Latina San Diego (March 4).
MAC Cosmetics is sponsoring a 10th anniversary retrospective exhibition of the Albright Fashion Library, a 20,000-piece collection of garments and accessories used by stylists, editors, and designers. Albright Goes to School will open on Monday, March 10, in the lobby of the Goodman Center. The exhibition, which will feature ten looks, was announced on WWD.com (February 27), VogueRussia.com (February 27), and Vogue.com (March 5).