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Highlights for the week of April 26–May 2, 2021

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FIT’s First-Ever Giving Day Is Tuesday, April 27
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, is FIT's first-ever Giving Day—a day for our community to come together in a new and joyous tradition in support of students and the campus, especially during these unprecedented times. The Giving Day Challenge is to reach $100,000, and with the help of a dollar-for-dollar match from FIT Foundation board member and longtime supporter Laurence Leeds for up to $50,000, if we can raise $50,000 in 24 hours, we can meet that challenge. All donations made to FIT on Giving Day will go directly where they can make the greatest impact on our students, faculty, and academic programs. Join us! 
APR 27, 5 PM  FIT Authors Talks: Carli Spina and Helen Lane: E-Textiles in Libraries  
APR 29, 1 PM  Globally Connected @FIT: Looking at, Loving, and Writing About Art, with New York Times Critic Roberta Smith  

• Solo Exhibition by Pacifico Silano on View at Houston Center for Photography
• Albert Palmaccio Wins Sustainability Changemaker Award

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i-D logo and designs by Cristina and Margarita Ng Ng
After the successful debut of FIT's shoppable online fashion event featuring graduates of the MFA in Fashion Design, i-D interviewed the eight designers about their creations and their vision for the future. Missed the show? Watch it here.

Social Media of the Week

On April 20, we celebrate one of FIT’s most illustrious alums—Michael Kors—as he presents his 40th anniversary collection. He makes us ever so proud. FIT has also been a beneficiary of Michael’s generosity through a scholarship program he established several years ago for Fashion Design students. Michael’s sense of civic responsibility—and his charitable heart—are among his most endearing qualities. Congratulations, Michael!

Michael Kors and Dr. Joyce F. Brown

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Fashion Symposium 

Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

Friday, April 30, 10 am


Noir Kei Ninomiya, ensemble, red wool, resin-treated faux fur, nylon, spring 2020. Photograph © Noir Kei Ninomiya, photograph courtesy Comme des Garçons.

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