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December 2014


Amazon Fashion's Competition -
FIT Students Awarded

Two teams of five students were sent from FIT to Amazon Fashion's Photography studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to be mentored by top industry professionals, while competing to shoot an editorial campaign with winning images to be featured as part of Amazon Fashion's Fall 2014 on-site editorial. FIT's menswear teams were awarded the second-place prize of $10,000 per team.
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December 9th
Alumni Holiday
Happy Hour
Pounds and Ounces
160 8th Ave
(corner of 18th)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with FIT! Mix and mingle with fellow FIT alumni and friends at our casual holiday happy hour. Share stories, memories, and laughs while enjoying drink specials and hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar - must be 21 or over to attend.


December 2nd
"Out of Their Minds:
A History of Psychiatric Views on Homosexuatlity"

Pomerantz Center
2nd Fl
Screening Room 207
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Dr. Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist and internationally known lecturer on sexuality and gender issues, will discuss the history and changing views of homosexuality in our society. RSVP to

December 4th
Continuing Education
Advisement Session

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
5:00 - 7:00 pm

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is having a credit and noncredit advisement session to explore course options, speak to faculty advisors, obtain waivers, and register for available courses.

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December 11th
2014 Fashion Tech
Investment Conference
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
12:00 - 6:00 pm
The 5th Annual Fashion Tech Investment Conference is taking place at FIT offering the brightest young companies, along with top industry speakers and keynotes that have become the expected standard for any FashInvest event.
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Oct. 21st - Feb 1st, 2015
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire Exhibition
The Metropolitan
Museum of Art
FIT Dean Mary Davis (School of Graduate Studies) recently spoke on CBS Sunday Morning about the fashions and customs of funerals and mournings, relating to the current exhibition showing at The Met, which explores the development and implications of mourning fashions. Watch the video.

Alumna Angie Cohen
(Fabric Styling `96) - Owner of DesignLab Miami
DesignLab Miami, run by alumna Angie Cohen, is a studio in North Miami that nurtures children ages 5 to 15 to design and produce fashions, some of which have been featured in the Miami Children's Musuem and at local organizations' fundraisers. Her establishment has been in existence for 5 years and her students often move on to attend fashion and design schools all across the US.
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2015 H&M Design Award
Semifinalist Alumnus
Peter Do (Fashion Design `12)
Twenty four young designers were announced as semifinalists for the 2015 H&M Design Award. Eight will be selected for the next round and the winner will recieve a mentorship with the Swedish retailer, along with a nearly $65,000 prize. His/her designs will be sold in select H&M stores worldwide, while getting the opportunity to host a runway show during Stockholm Fashion Week.
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Lenore Genovese `15 on
"House of DVF" Reality Series
Current FIT student, Lenore Genovese (class of`15) was featured in the new reality series, "House of DVF" to compete along side nine other motivated women to become "Global Brand Ambassador" for Diane von Furstenberg. Lenore was chosen amongst thousands of applicants to be featured and mentored by DVF herself.
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Poupie & Patricia Cadolle in Conversation with Alumna Colleen Hill (Fashion and Textile Studies `06)
The Museum of FIT's, Colleen Hill (Associate Curator of Accessories at the Museum of FIT) recently spoke with Poupie and Patricia Cadolle, leaders of one of the few remaining couture lingerie brands, which began as a family-run business founded in 1889 by Herminie Cadolle, an early advocate of the modern brasserie. View photos of the event.

FIT's Annual Fund
This year, we celebrate FIT's 70th Anniversary. Give a gift this holiday season that will ensure that our students will continue to have one-of-a-kind experiences for years to come. Give a gift!

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We'd like to wish you all a
Happy Holiday Season
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