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October 2014

Couture Council Honors Carolina Herrera
On Sept. 3rd, The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored Carolina Herrera with its 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at a benefit luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City. The luncheon has been a tradition kicking off New York's Fall Fashion Week.
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October 9
Sustainable Built Environment: A Career Fair + Salon
3:30-6:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate and Interior Design Programs in collaboration with the Urban Green Council will host a Career Fair combined with portfolio/resume advisement. Following will be a panel discussion entitled Chain of Transparency. Alumni and students are free of charge - RSVP to:
grazynya_pilatowicz@fitynyc. edu.
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October 16
Love Your Library Lecture Series "Disruptive Luxury: 3D Printing for Fashion and Luxury Goods".
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Designer Francis Bitonti gives a talk focusing on his research and practice using 3D printing for the fashion industry. He will cover his studio's history, the future of the industry, and changes to both with the advance of technology.
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October 18
Illustration MFA Open House
11:00 - 2:00 pm
236 W 27th Street, Storefront Room SF102
Join us for an opportunity to explore an Open House for the Illustration MFA Graduate program. The program describes in detail how to prepare one to be an innovative visual communicator, and fosters the entrepreneurial approach that professional illustrators need.

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October 23-24
Dance and Fashion Exhibit Symposium
9:00am - 5:00 pm
The Museum at FIT

Sixteen speakers will explore how dance performance has inspired fashion, and how fashion designers have increasingly been creating dance costumes. Invited speakers include Marc Happel, costume director of the NYC Ballet, designer Narciso Rodriguez, and dancer Wendy Whelan, and more.
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Oct 27 - Nov. 2
Legacy Week
Alumni Day - Tues. Oct 28th

Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Avenue @ 27th Street

As part of Legacy Week: FIT's Homecoming, alumni are invited back to FIT to participate in a full-day of activities including the Alumni Flea Market, Campus Tours, and Alumni Panel Discussion.
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Private Alumni Tours at the MFIT
On Sept. 17th, Dr. Valerie Steele, (Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT) along with alumna Colleen Hill (Associate Curator of Accessories at the MFIT and M.A., Fashion and Textiles Studies '06) hosted alumni tours of the current exhibitions, Dance and Fashion and Exposed: History of Lingerie. The Dance and Fashion tour also featured a red dress designed by FIT Alumni Reid Bartelme (Fashion Design Major ’12) and Harriet Jung (Fashion Design ’11), which was worn by American Ballet Theatre dancer Jessica Saund at the benefit, Dancers Responding to AIDS.
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No Impact Week
September 14-20nd marked FIT’s inaugural participation in No Impact Week, a program designed to boost motivation and interest in sustainability, build community, and create positive change. No Impact Week, which was being presented by the college’s Sustainability Council, included a range of activities and events to help the FIT community discover how lowering their environmental impact can benefit both the planet and their quality of life.
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Photo by Robert Mendolia

Robert Verdi Featured in Faces and Places Lecture Series
On Sept. 29th, Robert Verdi (Jewelry Design `88) gave an inspirational talk to FIT alumni and students alike about his professional journey as Celebrity Stylist and Entrepereneur. The talk was followed by a meet and greet where he answered questions and reconnected with alumni along with professors.
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Featured Alumni
FIT alumnus Stand Munro (Marketing: Fashion and Related Industries `92) has just been recognized by the Guiness Book of World's Records for the World's Tallest Toothpick Structure. "I feel like I have to be toothpicking all the time." Munro says.
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FIT Students Featured in the News
Eleven of our FIT Students' sketches of People's Best Dressed of 2014 were featured in People Magazine. Featured celebrities were Lupita Nyong'o drawn by Shirley Lin (Junior), Emma Stone drawn by Alexandra Lobo (Presidential Scholar) , Diane Kruger drawn by Anastasia Ostapenko (Junior), to name a few. See all of the gorgeous sketches on the link below.
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Heard on FIT Social Media...

On Facebook:

Alumni Shadow Program -
"love all of these programs they now offer, none of these back in the early '70's"
- Donna Constant Bedard

Dance and Fashion Private Tour at Museum at FIT -
" I had great time! The tour of Dance and Fashion exhibit is a must see for me! Glad to meet fellow Creatives."
- Jennifa Crowell

On Twitter:

My first love was pattern, thank you @fitalumni Styled by me, fab photo by fionamelder tVTf6BJHzq/

Beautiful show from #fitalumni @alyssa_collura. Thank you for having us! #nyfw @fitalumni #alyssacollura sqcE13KV2Z/ FIT Alumni Blog


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