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November 4, 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.


FIT’s menswear team took second place at the annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions competition held on Saturday, October 25 at the Amazon Fashion photography studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The five team members will share the $10,000 prize. The competition was reported on Businesswire.com and Reuters.com (both October 25) and picked up by 20 media outlets, including Yahoo.Finance.com, UK.Yahoo.Finance.com, and Businessweek.com (all October 25). TheFashionSpot.com and RetailToday.com (both October 27) also reported on the competition.

Bloomberg.com (October 22) quoted Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, about British designer Peter Copping being named Oscar de la Renta’s successor. This article has been picked up by ChicagoTribune.com, Businessweek.com, and BusinessofFashion.com (all October 22). A Washington Post article quoting Steele on de la Renta has been picked up by nine outlets to date, most recently Philly.com and The Times-Picayune (both October 21).

Style.com’s (October 21) coverage of Kimora Lee Simmons’ announcement that she has created a $1 million scholarship fund, $500,000 of which will be given to FIT, has been picked up by seven other media outlets, including ECanadanow.com (October 27) and GoGirlFinance.com (October 29). Coverage on Vogue.com (October 22) was picked up by five outlets. Examiner.com (October 27) and GlobalGrind.com (October 28) also reported.

FIT’s Enterprise Center was included in the Crain’s New York Business (October 27) column, Advice and Education, as offering “conveniently scheduled courses for artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals on all aspects of launching and running a business.”

Ingrid Johnson, assistant chair, Textile Development and Marketing, was cited as an expert in the Home column of the HuffingtonPost.com (September 27) on “The Best Tips for Cleaning Wine Stains.” This story was picked up by NewsReality.com (October 25) and HuffingtonPost.ES (Spain, October 28).

Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week, the proceeds of which benefited The Museum at FIT, was reported on Hamptons.com, NewYorkSocialDiary.com (both October 24), Veooz.com (October 28), and TimeSquareGossip.com (October 29).

Associated Press (September 30) coverage of a panel on which Valerie Steele participated, titled “First Ladies and Fashion,” at the National Archives in Washington, DC, has been picked up by more than 400 national and international media outlets, most recently WornThrough.com (October 27).

The 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, given to Carolina Herrera, continues to generate publicity. Most recently, Boston.com (October 30) posted VideoFashion! News’ coverage of the event, which included Dr. Joyce F. Brown. Pictures from the luncheon were also featured in Quest (October issue) and on Cosas.com (October 23).

The Dance & Fashion Symposium, held on October 23 and 24, received coverage on WWD.com (October 27).

A two-page review of Dance & Fashion appeared in The Washington Post Arts & Style section (October 26) and was picked up by Capital-Style.com (October 24), Herald News, and NorthJersey.com (October 30). The exhibition was also featured in Home Furnishing News (October issue), Notions (October issue), and Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine (November issue, unavailable online).

Exposed: A History of Lingerie was listed, with a large photo, in The New York Times (October 24) Weekend Arts section and on TimeOut.com/NewYork (October 28).

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