Summer 2014

Hue’s Who

Photo Galleries of events with FIT Alumni Couture Council Luncheon Honoring Michael Kors The Future of Fashion: 2014 BFA Fashion Show A Queer History of Fashion Opening A Queer History of Fashion Symposium Speakers on campus The Couture Council Events

To Preserve and Protect

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sarah Scaturro, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’10, confronts the “inherent vice” in Charles James’s clothes Visitors to Charles James: Beyond Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute have been bowled over by gorgeousness and glamour. The New York Times says this “outstanding” exhibition,…

The Artist’s Way

On the occasion of a groundbreaking exhibition about designer Charles James, Hue celebrates FIT alumni who help The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute present influential costume shows Behind the scenes of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion, with the show’s  co-curator, Jan Glier Reeder, Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles ’87 No designer in fashion history…

Anna Wintour Costume Center

First Lady Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour greet FIT students after a tour of the Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center’s inaugural exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 5, 2014. Read about the alumni who worked on the show on pages 22 to 27.

FIT Gala Celebrates Industry and Students

FIT’s 2014 gala, on June 9, drew more than 600 of fashion’s boldface names to Cipriani 42nd Street and raised more than $2.5 million for the college’s Educational Development Fund. On view in the festive space were fabulous feathered creatures that Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students had created. Their extraordinary work set the stage…

Nine top student designers create the Future of Fashion

To discover the best among the next generation of designers, look no further than these nine Critic Award recipients from the class of 2014. Eighth-semester Fashion Design students cap off their studies by creating a mini-collection of looks in their chosen specialization: sportswear, knitwear, special occasion, intimate apparel, or children’s wear. Each class is assigned…


THE ASSIGNMENT:  Create a denim brand THE RESULT: Real-world learning with industry greats Every spring for the past ten years, eighth-semester Textile Development and Marketing students have gone through the entire process of dev- eloping a line of jeans, except actually producing it. They create a consumer profile and brand identity, select fibers and trims,…

Getting to know fashion editor Jillian Mercado, Fashion Merchandising Management ’10, Diesel’s most talked-about model

Fame has been good to Jillian Mercado, executive editorial director of WeTheUrban, an online fashion, art, and music magazine. She caused a media sensation in January when she appeared in Diesel’s Reboot ad campaign, created by artistic director Nicola Formichetti, mastermind of Lady Gaga’s insanest getups. Hue spoke with Mercado about her chair, her career,…

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. electrifies the FIT audience with a plea for green energy

“We’re living today in a scientific nightmare,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. pronounced in his keynote speech at FIT’s Eighth Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, “People, Planet, Prosperity: Measuring Our Impact,” held April 8 in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. The conference, which also featured Tom LaForge, the Coca-Cola Company’s global director of human…