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  • Original Chanel suit, shown with a licensed copy.
    Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits

    December 2, 2014–April 25, 2015

    The Museum at FIT presents Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits, an exhibition that explores various levels of authenticity in fashion, ranging from original designer garments and accessories to licensed copies and diffusion lines to counterfeits. Faking It features approximately 100 objects, spanning more than 150 years, from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never been on display.  

  • Dr. Joyce F. Brown, left, with Kimora Simmons
    Kimora Lee Simmons Establishes Eponymous Scholarship Fund for FIT

    Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Kimora Lee Simmons announced at an event held at FIT on October 21 that she has established a $1 million scholarship fund, $500,000 of which is being given to FIT to provide scholarships to first-year students from under-represented populations.    

  • Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions 2013 contest
    FIT Teams to Compete in Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

    Two teams of FIT students will compete in the second annual Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions, a creative challenge designed to foster and celebrate emerging talent in the fashion industry. The challenge will task the student teams to produce compelling images for Amazon Fashion’s fall 2014 on-site editorial. The teams will create their editorials at an all-day event at the company’s 40,000 square-foot fashion photography studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Saturday, October 25. 

  • Pajama sets on display in Yves Saint Laurent + Halston exhibition
    Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s

    February 6 through April 18, 2015
    The Museum at FIT

    The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presents Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s, an exhibition that celebrates the two designers who defined the sexy and glamorous fashions of the 1970s. This is the first exhibition to juxtapose their work and analyze the way they dealt with similar themes and aesthetics during the height of their careers. Both designers are equally represented by the approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories that are arranged thematically in an environment designed to evoke the style of this singular, dynamic era in history.  

  • Students using chalk on walls of FIT
    Chalk! Returns to FIT for Second Consecutive Year

    For the second consecutive year, FIT Illustration students will take to the street -- or, more accurately, the walls -- chalk in hand, to create original art on the outside of FIT's buildings on Seventh Avenue between 27 and 28 Streets. More than 45 students, plus some alumni, will take part in this joyous expression of street art.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama
    First Lady Michelle Obama Wears Dress Designed for Her by FIT Student at White House Event

    First Lady Michelle Obama wore a dress designed specially for her by FIT student Natalya Koval during a Celebration of Design at the White House. FIT was invited to join Mrs. Obama at the educational program and reception.

  • Ten FIT Students Awarded FIT/SUNYWorks Scholarships for Summer Interns

    Ten students received Internship Scholarships through a program administered by FIT and SUNYWorks, a cooperative education and internship program of the State University of New York system.

  • World Retail Congress 2014 Retail Concept Challenge Winners
    FIT Business Students Take First Prize in Retail Futures Challenge for Second Consecutive Year

    For the second consecutive year, a team of four students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, representing the United States, has won the Retail Futures Challenge, an international competition that takes place at the annual World Retail Congress. The FIT team, who traveled to Paris for the competition, bested teams from Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, and Marche, Italy, on September 30, with their concept for the Samsung Life Store — "The Smart Apartment."

  • DENYC Winners
    NYCEDC and FIT Announce Winners of Third Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC

    A panel of 14 top fashion industry executives selected Bita and Rouzita Vahhabaghai, sisters and owners of ITA Collection, to receive $25,000 to implement the new business plan they presented at the capstone event of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC).

  • FIT Sends Team of Students to 2014 World Retail Congress

    FIT Business Students to Represent U.S. Retail Futures Challenge in Paris, September 29-October 1

  • FIT Green Roof
    No Impact Week Underscores FIT’s Commitment to Sustainability

    September 14-21 marks FIT’s inaugural participation in No Impact Week, a program designed to boost motivation and interest in sustainability, build community, and create positive change. 

  • Carolina Herrera Receives 2014 Couture Council Artistry of Fashion Award

    “It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2014 Couture Council Award. I have great admiration for The Museum at FIT because it is a link between fashion, culture and the rich history of our industry," Herrera said.

  • “Picking Up an Elusive College Dream”

    In 1994, when Tenille Warren was 17, college looked like a no-brainer. She was graduating from the selective Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C.’s “Fame” high school, a standout student with braids and a head full of creative ideas.

  • FIT Appoints New Full-Time Faculty

    FIT has appointed nine faculty members to full-time positions. Their areas of expertise range from advertising design to energy research to textile development and marketing.

  • Lauren Bacall: The Look

    On View March 3 - April 4, 2015

    When people think of Lauren Bacall, they most often recall her Hollywood glamour and her films, along with her fashion. Less often do they remember the personal style of her later years.

  • FIT a Resource for PBS Documentary "Dressing America"

    FIT acted as a historical resource and helped facilitate interviews for Dressing America, a seminal documentary about the fashion industry airing on PBS in September.

  • Dr. Brown with 2014 Gala Honorees
    Dr. Jay H. Baker, Linda Fargo, and Joan Hornig Honored at Annual Gala

    The Fashion Institute of Technology and the FIT Foundation honored trustee and foundation chairman (and former Kohl’s president) Dr. Jay H. Baker; Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo; and jewelry designer, philanthropist, and trustee Joan Hornig.

  • Capstone speaker is shown on stage
    Dramatic Shifts in the Beauty Landscape Predicted by FIT's Beauty Think Tank

    FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management capstone research explores "The Changing Face of the Beauty Consumer" across three key areas: Accessible Beauty, The New Beauty Consumer, and Men’s Beauty and Grooming.

  • Costume from Dance & Fashion exhibition
    Exhibition: Dance & Fashion

    The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Dance & Fashion, a stunning exploration of the relationship between these two embodied art forms. Organized by the museum’s director, Dr. Valerie Steele, and set in a dramatic mise-en-scène created by architect Kim Ackert, Dance & Fashion features nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to the present, many of which have never been exhibited.  

  • DENYC logo
    NYCEDC and FIT Announce Design Entrepreneurs NYC Class of 2014

    35 Emerging Fashion Businesses Will Receive Free, Intensive Education on How to Run a Successful Label

  • Peter Do on runway with model
    Peter Do Wins LVMH Graduates Award

    Do will receive 10,000 euros (approximately $13,600) and a one-year contract with the LVMH fashion house Céline. FIT will also receive 10,000 euros, signifying LVMH's support of education that allows fashion to renew itself in order to reach a higher level of excellence.

  • Silk Charmeuse teddy with lace, circa 1985
    Exposed: A History of Lingerie

    June 3–November 15, 2014

    The Museum at FIT

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