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Highlights for the week of Sept. 9–15, 2019

Visit news.fitnyc.edu for full coverage of FIT's campus, faculty, and student news and events.
Christian Louboutin talking to Valerie Steele on stage
FEATURED STORY
Christian Louboutin Bares His Soles   
On September 4, the same day as he received the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, renowned footwear designer Christian Louboutin addressed FIT students about his career path and his iconic red-soled shoes. Interviewed by Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele, Louboutin explained that all his shoes start with a sketch, including the Pensée, the first pair to sport the red soles. The prototype looked great from the front, but he felt that the black sole detracted from it. He took his assistant’s red nail polish and painted the sole. From there, everything changed. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS
SEP 11, 6 PM  Fashion Farming: Peru Symposium
SEP 12, 12 PM  Author Talk and Demonstration: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty

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FACULTY/STAFF
•  C.J. Yeh and Christie Shin Win Two UCDA Design Awards
•  Ajoy Sarkar Presents Paper at Textile Conference in Ghent

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Dr. Valerie Steele. Photo: Courtesy of FIT
Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele talked to Fashionista about how she became a fashion historian, how to break into the museum world—and her proudest achievement. 

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Social Media Post of the Week

Oh, honey! Check our social media for highlights from Trixie Mattel’s visit to FIT’s Rooftoop Hives. Trixie's cosmetics line, Trixie Cosmetics, is partnering with our friends at The Honeybee Conservancy to help promote bee conservation.
 screenshot of FIT Instagram photo of Trixie Mattel holding tray of bees from our beehive

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In Case You Missed It … 
FIT Receives $186K National Science Foundation Grant 
image from a scanning electron microscope of a textile
Hue: Vital Threads
Take in the creations of five alumni fiber artists
Michelette by Jessica Vitucci; cotton, wool, silk, and linen; 16 by 20 inches; 2018.
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