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Zaldy Goco, Fashion Design ’90, has costumed Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Michael Jackson; three Cirque du Soleil shows; and legendary nightlife promoter Susanne Bartsch. But his most loyal and longstanding client is the one and only RuPaul. Zaldy has designed almost every outfit the drag superstar has worn in public since the 1993 video for “Supermodel,” Ru’s breakout song. That includes all his music videos, The RuPaul Show on VH1, live appearances, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality competition that wrapped up its 11th season in May. In all, hundreds and hundreds of looks. Read more about the alumnus and his eye-popping designs here. The Betsy Ross of Gay Pride
It turns out the gay pride movement had its own Betsy Ross—and he went to FIT. On Friday, June 26, 2015, within seconds of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a right bestowed by the Constitution, rainbow flags appeared everywhere. The symbol of gay pride was originally created in 1978 by artist and Vietnam veteran Gilbert Baker, with a little help from an FIT alum, James McNamara. Read more here.