Mar. 15, 2020

Hue team canvassed alumni to share their cherished memories, scoured the Department of Special Collections and College Archives to unearth remarkable historical photographs, and inspected every page of every yearbook back to the ’40s to cherry-pick the most charming, funny, and sometimes puzzling moments in the history of FIT student life. FIT is known for unparalleled faculty mentorship, so we devoted a feature to that powerful and lasting bond. In one piece, couples who fell in love on campus tell their happily-ever-after stories; in another, we sing the praises of our best-known alumni musicians. An interactive paper doll feature (coming soon!) celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Museum at FIT with some of the museum’s iconic garments. And President Joyce F. Brown recalls her proudest moments as the college’s longest-serving president and shares her vision for FIT’s future.

In an era that prizes hot takes and disposable media, this issue is not that. We hope it will be a keepsake that rewards a second look, and a third.

Send us your FIT memories to [email protected]. Check out others’ submissions, along with videos that tell the FIT story and a photographic timeline dating back to 1944, at 75.fitnyc.edu.