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NY NY Lapdogs of luxury via @CrainsNewYork

John Larson of Water4Dogs helps French bulldog Connie with her recovery from spinal-cord damage. Photo: Buck Ennis

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Between our Professional Development Certificate Programs in Pet Product Design and Marketing and Creative Enterprise Ownership, FIT can help you get into the Pet Business- a great field with growth potential!

Congrats to student Julian Andres Arango!

Click below to read the article about student Julian Andres Arango!

Julian Andres Arango (left) with ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ star Jefferson Mays (Photo: Courtesy of Julian Andres Arango)

Going Backstage with Julian Andres Arango of
‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

By Danielle Contray, August 18, 2014

The lead dresser for the Tony-winning musical shares how he made it to Broadway, dressing everyone from crooners to vintage to more than a thousand clowns, and the day–to-day trials of one of the most demanding jobs on Broadway…

 

Michele Savoia

The Center for Professional Studies mourns the loss of our instructor, colleague, friend and FIT grad, Michele Savoia. Savoia was in the very first Menswear Design class at FIT and after graduating went on to a wonderful career as a custom tailor and costume designer.He had a very high profile clientele and truly was a walking encyclopedia on all things important in the Men’s business.His sense of fit, image and styling was unparalleled.You could not stump him and his advice was spot on in terms of what to wear when. His own avant garde appearance, complete with numerous tattoos only added to his appeal and our adult students, many professionals in the industry, loved him. While the press quickly labeled him a “fashion designer” the fact is he was called “The Tailor” carrying on a family tradition from his grandfather and father.

Here is a picture of Savoia taken in his very last class on Wednesday evening 2/12. It is quintessentially him and captures his vitality. His accidental death is such a loss for all who knew him. Let us all remember him just this way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Michele Savoia teaching. Photo by Larry Byrd