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A Gown for Every Princess

Once a high school senior has her date for the prom, she focuses next on her gown, shoes and accessories.  “I rejoice in seeing young people get dolled up to go to the prom. I didn’t go to mine,” says Shaniqua Matthews-McClam, … Continue reading

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Tempting us with Temptress Truffle Popcorn

For Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Professor Veronica Romano, “presentation and packaging is everything.”   Except that Romano has a discernible palate, and an herb garden in her backyard, so what’s inside has to taste great too. Veronica Romano with Temptress … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Jane Gennaro’s “scissor drawings”

Jane Gennaro has long been observing, speaking about, and creating works of art based on underfed fashion models.  Her  work “Feed the Models: The Scissor Drawings of Jane Gennaro,” includes  images cut from fashion magazines, sculptural variations with bones and … Continue reading

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Donovan @ The St. Regis Dior Suite

“Dear fashion illustration aficionados—I have been waiting for this renovation,” announced Illustration professor Bil Donovan via email.  The “renovation” just happened to be the Dior Suite at the New York St. Regis. “I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Suprema Jusil!

Jusil Carroll,  newly minted FIT fashion design grad, won the Supima Design Competition yesterday with a collection the department’s Assistant Chair Steven Stipelman called “simply breathtaking.” Supima, an organization that promotes American Prima cotton, teamed up the leading design schools, which in turn nominated … Continue reading

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Three days at the Digital Spa

What better place to mention the evolving faculty emphasis on social media skills than on the Art & Design blog.  From June 6 – 8, two dozen Art & Design faculty members attended the 4th annual Digital Spa, initiated by Prof. … Continue reading

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Fashion illustrators meet-up @ the Society of Illustrators

On May 21 at the Society of Illustrators, FIT Illustration profs. Bil Donovan, John Jay Cabuay and Carlos Aponte went on a motion-filled painting and drawing spree and provided commentary of their work. As an engaged audience of fellow FIT … Continue reading

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How to become a creative director? Hint: “Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer” says Joe Zee

On April 5th, three creative directors and proud FIT grads, spoke to a packed  house.  “What Makes a Good Creative Director?” was a School of Art & Design Town Hall Event moderated by Prof. Joshua Williams. Topics ranged from what to accept … Continue reading

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