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Noted FIT Alumni

Amsale Aberra
Bridal designer; owner and creative director, Amsale, Inc.

Reem Acra
Bridal, eveningwear, and ready-to-wear designer; president and CEO, Reem Acra

Brian Atwood
Shoe designer; Brian Atwood Designs

Jhane Barnes
Menswear, interior textile, eyewear, office furniture designer; Jhane Barnes

John Bartlett
Designer, Claiborne by John Bartlett

Dennis Basso
Fashion designer, Dennis Basso

Susan Bauer
Fashion director, MTV

Anne Bissonnette
Curator of Exhibitions, The Kent State Museum

Leslie Blodgett
President and CEO, Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc.

Fran Boller
Apparel director, Nike’s Jordan Division

Stephen Burrows
Fashion designer, SBX Holdings LLC

Tony Chi
International restaurant designer, president and CEO, Tony Chi & Associates

David Chu
Menswear designer, DC Design International LLC, and founder of Nautica

Francisco Costa
Designer, Calvin Klein Collection for Women

Ken Downing
Senior vice president and fashion director, Neiman Marcus

Aaron Duncan
Senior vice president and creative director, Global Licensing, Playboy Enterprises

Randy Fenoli
Fashion director, Kleinfeld Bridal

William Frake
Motion picture animator and three-time Emmy Award winner

Nina Garcia
Project Runway judge; editor-at-large, Marie-Claire magazine

Cheryl Henson
President, The Jim Henson Foundation

Lisa Herbert
Executive vice president, Pantone, Inc.

Joy Herfel
President, Polo Ralph Lauren Brands

Norma Kamali
Fashion designer and president, OMO (On My Own) Norma Kamali

Calvin Klein
Founder, Calvin Klein, Inc.

Nanette Lepore
Designer and owner, Robespierre, Inc.

Roxanne Lowit
Fashion and celebrity photographer

Chris Madden
Designer, Chris Madden for JCPenney Home Collection; CEO, Chris Madden, Inc.

Edward Menicheschi
Vice president and publisher, Vanity Fair magazine

Miranda Morrison
Shoe designer, Sigerson Morrison

Yoko Ohara 
Retired president, Institute for the Fashion Industries, Tokyo

Candy Pratts Price
Executive fashion director, Style.com

Juliet Polcsa
Costume designer for television (The Sopranos) and film

James Rothwell
Vice president and creative director, McCann Erickson, global advertising agency

Ralph Rucci
Fashion designer, Chado Ralph Rucci

Matthew Patrick Smyth
Interior designer, Matthew Patrick Smyth Interior Design

Kari Sigerson
Shoe designer, Sigerson Morrison

Lisa Versacio
Founder, West Elm and Brocade Home

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