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September 19, 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.

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT kicked off New York Fashion Week with its annual luncheon at Lincoln Center, honoring fashion designer, Carolina Herrera, with the Artistry of Fashion Award on Wednesday, September 3. The event received significant coverage, including on,, (slideshow), ABCNews.go,,, (all September 3),, WWD,,,,,,,,,,, and (all September 4),, The Wall Street Journal (September 5),, and (both September 7), (video, September 10), (September 11), and The New York Observer (September 15).

The New York Times and (September 1) profile of Tenille Warren, a 38-year-old student who faced numerous challenges to study fashion design and is now fulfilling her dream at FIT, was picked up by (September 4) and was a topic in the Letters to the Editor column of The New York Times (September 7).

Joanne Arbuckle, dean of the School of Art and Design, spoke with (September 4) about the importance of showing at New York Fashion Week. ďItís a culmination of your seasonís work. Itís your moment when youíre presenting it to the world,Ē Arbuckle said.

Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Fashion Design, spoke with Agence France Presse (French newswire, September 5) on the current status of menís fashion revenue in the U.S. This story was picked by 15 media outlets, including,, (MSN Phillippines), (Business Recorder Pakistan), (Yahoo! Spain), and (all September 5).

Virginia Bonofiglio, assistant professor and associate chair of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, and her daughter, Liz, who is the senior director of Programs and Events at Cosmetic Executive Women, shared with Beauty Inc. (September 5) how beauty is integrated into both their careers and their personal lives.

Linda Tain, professor, Fashion Design, spoke with OpeningCeremony.comís blog (June 19) about this past summerís FIFA World Cup uniforms and the history behind them.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie received coverage in the June 2014 issue of Matkaopas magazine (Finnish publication, unavailable online), and on (September 3), (September 4), (September 5), The Village Voice (September 9), and (September 13).

Dance & Fashion, which opened September 13, received advance coverage on, The Epoch Times (both September 5), Animale magazine (Brazilian publication, Summer issue), (French website, September 6),, The New York Times (both September 7), (Canadian, (both September 8), (September 9),, (both, September 11),, (picked up from, New York Post (all September 12),,, (all September 13), and (September 17).

Dance & Fashion: A Fashion Symposium, which will take place on October 23 and 24, was listed on the fall preview calendar of the (September 4).

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