On the Cover: SPRING 2015

Commemorating FIT’s 70th anniversary, this collection of 68 photos from the college’s yearbook, Portfolio, represents a progression from 1946 (top left), the first year the college granted degrees, to 2014 (bottom right). Researcher Julianna Dow, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’08, scoured the decades for the pictures that best captured the styles of their times. We love yearbooks for the nostalgia factor and unintended humor, but in the age of Facebook and other social media, the traditional yearbook has become obsolete, and FIT has discontinued the venture. Alas, Portfolio is no more. But we think these ’fros and flips, beehives and ’staches, Princess Dianas and flat-top fades will live forever.

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