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Michelle Obama: Celebration of Design
On Oct. 8th, First Lady Michelle Obama wore a dress designed
especially for her by Natalya Koval, a current FIT student, to the first
White House Celebration of Design. Another dress designed by finalist and FIT
student Chelsea (Zhaojie) Chen was displayed on the stage next to Mrs. Obama.
President Dr. Joyce F. Brown and an intimate group of FIT students were in
attendance. The students participated in workshops led by prominent designers
that have emerged in the last decade. The event focused on enlightening,
educating, and mentoring the next generation of fashion leaders.
Patricia Cadolle in Conversation with alumna Colleen Hill
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Alumna Colleen Hill (M.A., Fashion and Textiles Studies `06),
Associate Curator of Accessories at the Museum of FIT, speaks with Poupie and
Patricia Cadolle about their family-run business, founded in Paris in 1889 by
Herminie Cadolle - an early advocate of the museum brasserie. Cadolle is one
of the few lingerie brands that continues to offer couture lingerie. This
event is free and open the general public. RSVP is required.
Illustration Redefined - Love Your Library Series
Katie Murphy Amphitheater
6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustrations turns 30 this
year. It has grown from a seed of 40 pieces to almost 400 pieces of
remarkable examples of original fashion illustration. A panel will be held to
discuss the past, present, and future of fashion illustration. It will
feature former FIT professors and fashion illustrators, and will be moderated
by Karen Trivette Cannell, Assistant Professor and Head of Special
Collections and College Archives. This event is free and open to the public.
John E. Reeves Great Hall - Meeting Room 1, Room 2,
5:00 - 7:00 pm
If you are unsure of the which Continuing Education path is
right for you, join the upcoming info session to learn the various study
options. Non-degree credit courses, noncredit courses, and certificate
programs will be covered. Click below to register for the next information
Faces and Places:
Terrone, along with Ross West, and Daniella Platt of Threadvine
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Jennifer Terrone (Fashion
Merchandising Management `12 and Account Executive), Ross West (VP/Founder), and Daniella Platt
(Account Executive) come to FIT to speak about Threadvine, a wholesale
business to business tool that is used by apparel and footwear companies to
showcase and sell.
Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund
Kimora Lee Simmons announced to a group of 30 FIT students
that she has established a $1 million scholarship fund, in partnership with
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (founded by her ex-husband Russell Simmons
and his two brothers). $500,000 will be dispersed in a 5 year span to FIT,
while the other half will be distributed to the Fashion Institute's Design
and Merchandising and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
Alumni Relations participated in Completion Day on Oct. 8th,
as part of the NY State Completion Week. FIT students were welcomed to
various events that helped them understand how completing a degree can change
their lives, change their communities, and change the nation.
Alumni Day: Legacy Week
FIT's Legacy Week celebrations kicked off on October 27th and
were followed by Alumni Day on the 28th. Activities included an alumni flea
market in the Dubinsky Breezeway, campus tours, and an alumni panel
Through the Decades. The panel featured alumni
from every decade, from the past to the present and was followed by an alumni
Check out the album for the Flea
Market and the Panel
Yuka Hasegawa (Fashion Design `02) sat down with us for an
interview that was featured in our Alumni Spotlight Blog to share her journey
as an international hat designer and artist. She is featured in Barneys along
with over 100 museums, galleries, and institutions worldwide. She shares with
us her passion, curiosity, and on-going journey.
President, Dr. Joyce F. Brown's Message
As the Fashion Institute of Technology kicks-off a new
academic year, President Brown shares with us the latest news from West 27th
Street. Hear about the exciting new initiatives that are happening at FIT and
the ways you can join us in our efforts this fiscal year! Watch her message here
Rest In Peace Oscar de
- Alumni Relations
Ditto - I thought he was an extraordinary designer, but also a remarkable
philanthropist. Classy gentleman on all fronts, and how often do we get to
say that today. - Bobbi Smith
My favorite designer. - Olga Correa
I remember when Oscar de La Renta gave the speech to FIT's class of 1987
graduation at Radio City Music Hall. He was very humble and I still remember
his words that day. Great man, designer, and artist; not pretentious at all.
He will rest in peace but his designs will live on for many decades to come!
- Joy De Sena Taylor
So sad, I was lucky enough to see him speak to us students at FIT many
times. What a gracious man...RIP - Dena Calabrese
Mr. de la Renta generously gave the commencement speech at my FIT
graduation. Truly wonderful man. - Rebecca Cavallaro
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