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February 2015 




February 2nd, 9th, & 23rd 
"Faces and Places in Fashion" Lecture Series 
Katie Murphy Amphitheater 
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 
Every Monday throughout the semester, FIT's Department of Design will present "Faces and Places in Fashion," an opportunity to connect students and the public with fashion industry professionals in an open and conversational setting. 
This month's presentations will include guests such as James Rhee, President of Ashley Stewart; and Mark Weber, former CEO of Donna Karan International. To view the entire Spring 2015 schedule, click here.
For up to the minute info, check out the Faces and Places page on Facebook.

February 6th - April 18th 
"Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the '70s" 
The Museum at FIT
 
Drawn exclusively from the holdings at MFIT, this exhibition offers a unique perspective on how two iconic designers came to define fashion in the 1970s. The exhibit will be open to the public and was organized by alumna Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of MFIT. 
More info

February 17th 
Private Alumni Tour of MFIT Exhibits 
The Museum at FIT
 
FIT alumni are invited to a guided tour of "Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the '70s" and "Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits," with a reception to follow. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

SAVE THE DATE - March 26 
FIT School of Continuing & Professional Studies - Information Session 
John E. Reeves Great Hall 
(28th St & 7th Avenue) 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
Learn about certificate opportunities in a variety of fields, as well as individual course offerings, from beginner level to advanced. A question and answer session will follow a presentation highlighting non-degree credit courses, non-credit courses, and certificate programs (credit and non-credit options).
RSVP here

Smithsonian to Display FIT Instructor's 3D-Printed Christmas Tree Ornament 
A 3D-printed Christmas tree ornament designed by Antar Hall was selected out of 300 submissions and 20 finalists as a winner of the first White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge. The ornament will be displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. 
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Latest Issue of Hue Is Online 
The new edition of FIT's magazine,Hue, is available on the magazine's new website. Features include an interview with fashion designer Babette Wiener Pinsky (Apparel Design `62) and an interview with the FIT students who designed dresses for Michelle Obama. 
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Apply Now for the 2015 LVMH Prize 
The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers is now accepting applications throughFebruary 8th. FIT alumnus Peter Do `14 (pictured left) was a winner of the 2014 Graduates Prize. For more information, including eligibility requirements, go to their website:
LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

FIT Students Compete to Rebrand North Carolina Town 
Twelve students from Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design presented proposals to revive and rebrand Burlington, NC, a former industrial town. FIT students Cris Anne Fernandez and Samantha Kokinchak won for "Homespun," a design for the town's public square.
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We're excited to welcome our returning students to campus. 
Here's to a great Spring semester!



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