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July 17, 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 Chronicle of Higher Education (June 6) reported that Robert Ferguson has been appointed vice president for Development and executive director of the FIT Foundation.

A luncheon, hosted by FIT Board of Trustees chair Elizabeth T. Peek, honoring Linda Fargo, senior vice president of the Fashion Office and Store Presentation  at Bergdorf Goodman, and jewelry designer, philanthropist, and FIT trustee Joan Hornig, was covered by Social Life magazine (May 2014).

Social Life magazine (May 2014) also reported that Carolina Herrera is this year’s recipient of the Artistry of Fashion Award, presented by MFIT’s Couture Council.

The FIT/ FIT Foundation gala, held on June 9 at Cipriani 42nd Street, was reported by Afpbb.com Japanese press site (June 11).

Newsobserver.com (July 2) and The News & Observer (July 3) ran a story about gingham as a symbol of Americana spirit. Patrice George, assistant professor of Textile Development and Marketing, commented, “When better than the Fourth to bring out the checks?”

MFIT was listed as one of ten “Amazing Free Museums” in the country by Smartertravel.com (June 27). HuffingtonPost.com picked up the story (July 1).

NYTimes.com (June 11) and The New York Times (June 12) covered the trend of men integrating sneakers with high-end fashion. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, weighed in. This story was picked up by Blade newspaper (June 29) and The Columbus Dispatch (July 7).

Patricia Mears, deputy director, MFIT, spoke with Bespoke magazine (Summer 2014) for a feature story about Diane von Furstenberg’s career success. “Diane was able to glamourize and bring a sense of confidence and femininity to a time when women were really grappling with what to wear to work,” Mears said.

In a story for their “Leading Women” column, CNN.com (July 3) spoke with Patricia Mears about Donna Karan’s debut capsule collection and how it catapulted her label.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie received coverage in Vogue Deutsch (print, unavailable online, June 2014) and on NaughtyandNiceblog.com, Glamurmama.uol.com (both July 2), EverythingJustSo.net (July 7), and GRAZIA Germany (print, unavailable online, June 2014). The Associated Press (June 9) article about the exhibition has now been picked up by more than 55 outlets, including The Providence Sunday Journal (June 29), and Cobbfootballfriday.com (July 1).

Dance & Fashion, which will open September 13, received advance coverage on RackedNY.com (July 1).

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