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Highlights for the weeks of June 24–July 5, 2019

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RuPaul wearing a Zaldy-designed gold dress
You Better Work!    
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. 

rainbow flag flyingThe 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. 
JUN 30, 3 PM  March with SUNY at 2019 World Pride

•  FIT Partners with Global Women’s Studies Conference


screenshot of Flora Fur
Flora Fur, a fur alternative created by FIT students Isabella Bruski and Noah Silva, won the Stella McCartney Prize for Sustainable Fashion at the Biodesign Challenge. Ecolastane, another FIT project at the competition, was a finalist—out of 36 international teams! 

The prestigious 2019 CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase included FIT Fashion Design BFA graduates Kyle Brogan, Na Yeong Baek, and Sifan Chen.

Social Media Post of the Week

The Tony Awards were a minute ago, but we never get tired of looking at Fashion Design alumnus Sergio Guadarrama’s creation for Billy Porter. Amazing!  
 screenshot of FIT Instagram repost of video of Billy Porter getting dressed for Tonys


Hue Is Online! 

Check out the current issue and watch a new video story featuring body-positive model Thaddeus Coates, Advertising Design '20. 

screenshot from Thaddeus Coates' Hue interview
Just Say Yes!
Support FIT and enter to win a wedding dress and personalized fitting from #FITalumni and Say Yes to the Dress host Randy Fenoli! Donations will directly benefit our mission. 


Don't miss the video from when Say Yes to the Dress visited FIT! 
screenshot of Randy Fenoli with FIT student in classroom

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