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April 11, 2014

We are pleased to send you FIT in the NEWS to share highlights of major news stories placed by the college’s Division of Communications and External Relations. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below.


Women’s Wear Daily, WWD.com (both April 1), and WWD’s Tumblr (April 2) announced that British Vogue contributor and television personality, Alexa Chung, will be hosting The Future of Fashion annual runway show on May 1. This news has since been picked by additional outlets such as DIYFashion.com (April 3), and Femalefirst.co.uk (April 3).

The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology held the First Annual Omni Retail Symposium on April 3. Keynote speaker Peter Nordstrom spoke about the past, present, and future of his family’s company, as well as strategies for successful expansion.  WWD (April 4), VMSD.com (April 4), CMSNews.com (April 7), Frenzyblogging.com (April 7), and Mrketplace.com (April 8) reported on the symposium.

Fashion designer Elie Tahari, who is celebrating his 40th year in business, was the speaker at a School of Art and Design Dean’s Forum. Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT, led the conversation. Racked.com (April 4), WWD, and WWD.com (both April 9) covered the event.

Global Cosmetic Industry (April issue) covered the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing baccalaureate program’s 25th anniversary celebration, which took place on February 11 at the New York Yacht Club.

PackagingDesignmag.com (April 8) posted a slide show of Project Carton, an exhibition of gable-topped cartons created by Packaging Design students for a competition that was sponsored by Evergreen Packaging.

Ingrid Johnson, assistant chair, Textile Development and Marketing, and acting associate chair, Home Products Development, was cited as an expert in HGTV magazine (May issue) for an article titled, “If Your Bath Towels Could Talk.”

Valerie Steele, director and curator of MFIT, was interviewed by Style.com (April 4) about the controversial fashion editorial that appears in the April issue of Vogue Italia mimicking domestic violence. The piece was picked up by Womenstylesasia.blog (April 4). Steele said, “It can be very problematic when you have images of violence that have been staged for a photograph. The image of the fashion model being physically attacked and murdered is one that has considerable existence in pop culture, considering films like The Eyes of Laura Mars [1978].”

The exhibition, Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program, received coverage on TheMutantStompFriends.com (April 9).

Elegance in an Age of Crisis received coverage in IN New York magazine (April issue) and on GuiltyPlaisir.com (April 5), GirlAroundtown.net (April 7), Telegraph.co.uk (April 7), Aestheticamagazine.com (April 7), and Exshoesme.com (April 7).

Trend-ology received coverage in HudsonMod magazine (April/May issue) and IN New York magazine (April issue).

    Albright Goes to School, the tenth-anniversary retrospective exhibition of the Albright Fashion Library sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, which closed on March 31, received coverage on BigCityTyro.com (April 7).

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