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April 21, 2014

We are pleased to send you FIT in the NEWS to share highlights of major news stories placed by the collegeís Division of Communications and External Relations. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below.


Examiner.com (April 14) posted a Save-the-Date for this yearís annual FIT Foundation Gala, which will honor Linda Fargo, senior vice president of Bergdorf Goodman, and FIT trustees Dr. Jay H. Baker, former president of Kohlís, and jewelry designer Joan Hornig. The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 9.

TheEpochTimes.com (April 11) covered fashion designer Elie Tahariís talk at a School of Art and Design Deanís Dialogue. Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT, led the conversation.

FineArtmagazineblog.com (April 11), 4-Traders.com (April 11), Wn.com (April 11), and Fibre2fashion.com (April 14) announced that FIT will present Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles, a four-day seminar taking place June 16-19, that will include lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles.

Perfume and Flavorist (April issue) covered the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing baccalaureate programís 25th anniversary celebration, which took place on February 11 at the New York Yacht Club. Additionally, Peg Smith, the programís first coordinator, and Annette Green, long-time president of the Fragrance Foundation and for whom the collegeís fragrance lab is named, were profiled in Perfume and Flavorist (April issue).

Scott Stoddart, dean of the School of Liberal Arts, was interviewed by the BostonSundayGlobe (April 13) about which Mad Men characterís wardrobe will best represent the 1970s.  

Jeffrey Silberman, chair of Textile Development and Marketing, was interviewed for Just-style.com (April 10) about the decline in U.S. cotton apparel exports in favor of synthetic apparel imports. ďThe US still maintains over 60 percent market share of cotton in fashion apparel, which is much higher than the world average in the mid 30 percent range,Ē he said.

Valerie Steele, director and curator of MFIT, was interviewed by the FinancialTimes.com (April 11) about the reemergence of logo branding in the fashion world and how it is used with both luxury designers and consumer brand apparel.

Elegance in an Age of Crisis received coverage on LadySybilia.com (April 11) and Refinery29.com (April 14).

Trend-ology received coverage on NYULocal.com (April 14).

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