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August 12, 2014

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.

The 2014 Couture Council luncheon honoring Carolina Herrera, which will be held on September 3 at Lincoln Center, was reported on the following Spanish language, (both August 5), (August 6),,, (all August 7), and on fashion website (August 9).

Marianne Rosner Klimchuk, professor, Packaging Design, shared her thoughts on the packaging for American Born Moonshine in Package Design magazine (July issue).

Elena Romero, adjunct assistant professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications, spoke to WWD (July 31) about the re-emerging popularity of streetwear fashion and the diversity of streetwear styles among today’s young consumer market. “Today, kids who listen to hip-hop aren’t defined head-to-toe by the music they listen to,” Romero said.

A story in the Associated Press (August 14) featuring Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of MFIT, focused on the late screen legend’s donation of approximately 700 articles of her clothing to MFIT and an exhibition to be organized in 2015 by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies program. This story was picked up by the and (both August 14).

Valerie Steele debuted a monthly feature in SURFACE magazine (August issue) in which she reviews new pieces from both men’s and women’s designers.

MFIT was recommended by (August 7) as a place to visit when taking a “staycation” in New York City.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie received coverage on (July 30), (August 2), WWD (August 4), (August 11), and Hairs Now (Russian magazine, unavailable online, August issue). An Associated Press (June 9) article about the exhibition has now been picked up by more than 65 outlets, most recently The Eagle newspaper (August 7).

Dance & Fashion, which will open September 13, received advance coverage on (August 7) and in IBOO magazine (Italian lifestyle, August issue).

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