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Highlights for the week of Nov. 16–22, 2020

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A Fond Farewell to FIT Design Entrepreneurs 
For eight years, the FIT Design Entrepreneurs program helped emerging designers—at first only from New York City and later from all over the world—take their businesses to the next level. For some, that meant enhancing their online presence; for others, it meant building brand recognition; for still others, it meant developing a financial strategy. Whatever the business need, each designer developed a unique plan, and FIT guided them completely free of charge. As an extraordinary bonus, two designers from each class won cash awards—first and second prizes of $100,000 and $50,000, respectively—based upon the quality of their business plan and a closing-night presentation to a panel of industry professionals. Read more 
• Podcasts by FIT Community Members Named “Best” by Vogue
 Meira Goldberg’s Book Recognized by the American Society for Theatre Research

NOV 19, 1 PM  Virtual Artist Talks Series: A Conversation with FIT Alumna Judith Braun
NOV 19, 6 PM  FIT Library Special Collections: Drawing Upon Inequities Panel Discussion

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Annie Sklaver Orenstein with her brother in uniform
“For the first time since Ben’s death, I will spend this Veterans Day blanketed in the glow of the moon with my brother by my side.” Toy Design alumna Annie Sklaver Orenstein wrote a moving story for Time about finding solace in her brother’s diaries after he was killed in Afghanistan.

Social Media of the Week

Already hooked on Netflix’s new series The Queen’s Gambit? The New York Times takes a closer look at the show’s 1960s style, inspired by Edie Sedgwick, Jean Seberg, Pierre Cardin, and Balenciaga. Cathleen Sheehan, professor and acting chair of the Fashion Design MFA program, sums it up: "This story brings international glamour, humanity, and relatable history to the game of chess. Each time the scene changed, I found myself excited to see what she’d be wearing next.”

scene from The Queen's Gambit series

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From Hue Magazine

Werewool Began as a Student Project. It Might Be the Clothing of the Future

Startup explores lab-grown, sustainable performance fibers

Werewool infused natural fluorescence into a fiber using biology.

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