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Highlights for the week of Sept. 14–20, 2020

Visit for full coverage of FIT's campus, faculty, and student news and events.
photos of Chadeese Perriel, Su Jin, Zoe Schultz, and Kenneth Ivey wearing their own work
Vogue's September Issue Features 2020 Graduates and More
This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the iconic September issue of Vogue is hope. The editors highlighted creatives who offer inspiration for a happier future—including numerous FIT alumni. A portfolio titled “Strength in Numbers: Meet 67 People Who Make Fashion Happen,” features four Fashion Design grads from the class of 2020, photographed by Ethan James Green wearing their own designs. Chadeese Perriel, Su Jin, Zoe Schultz, and Kenneth Ivey were selected by the magazine based on their outstanding senior thesis collections. In another feature, “15 Photography Students Capture the Season’s Standout Bags,” recent graduates photographed handbags in stylish and striking ways. Three of those chosen were alumni of FIT’s Photography program: Kahdeem Prosper Jefferson, Siena Saba, and Pamela Martinez. Read more
SEP 15, 6 PM  Fashion Culture Online Event: Prabal Gurung in Conversation with Valerie Steele
SEP 17, 1 PM  Online Event: FIT Library Special Collections and College Archives Open House

• Alexander Nagel Discusses Archaeology Research and Pedagogy

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photos of Malene Barnett and Caroline Hirsh with Her Big Idea logo
Her Big Idea, a series of inspirational TV profiles of women entrepreneurs in New York, recently featured artist and activist Malene Barnett '96, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild; and Caroline Hirsch '72, founder of the iconic Carolines on Broadway comedy club.

Social Media of the Week

A reminder that the voter registration deadline in New York is less than 30 days away! As part of the college's social justice initiative, we are encouraging the FIT community to learn about voter registration rights and to vote in the upcoming election. Illustration by Mark Higden, assistant professor of Fashion Business Management 

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Fall Fashion Culture Events 

The Museum at FIT’s fall Fashion Culture programs have moved online! 

All programs will premiere on the museum's YouTube channel at 6 pm on the designated day. 

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Prabal Gurung photographed by Joanna Totolici.

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