50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers and Retailers Talk and Tour with Cliff Hoppus, featuring G. Bruce Boyer
When it comes to U.S. influence on men’s dressing throughout the world, Preppy is number one. If you are in men’s image, styling, design or merchandising, take advantage of this action-packed day featuring prep, preppy, Ivy League, and American classics. Find out what these terms mean, what the look is, who wears it, makes it and sells it. Join in a conversation with menswear authorities on the many shades of prep from “genuine” to “authentic”, “old school”, evolved, high, urban and Euro. Participate in a Q and A during a working lunch followed by a tour of FIT’s current exhibit, “Ivy Style”. Program culminates with actual store visits to the best NYC purveyors of preppy goods, such as J. Press, Paul Stuart, and the new Brooks Brothers concept store. Box lunch and tour bus included.
G Bruce Boyer
photo by Rose Callahan
Seminar leader: Cliff Hoppus, celebrity stylist with G. Bruce Boyer, menswear journalist and consultant Ivy Style exhibition.
Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am-5:00pm
Register now for this ONE TIME ONLY Master Class in Prep (class SXN 520) at http://fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister.
Want to take this class for free??
FIT Goes Preppy Pinterest Contest
Create a Pinterest board that epitomizes “The Preppy Lifestyle”. One lucky pinner will attend class SXN 520 (50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers, and Retailers Talk and Tour) for free! One lucky winner will be enrolled in SXN 520 at no cost. Winner will be responsible for any travel and related expenses. Winner shall contact FIT within 2 days of notification of award; no course substitutions are permitted. Winner must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
How to enter:
1. Follow FIT’s Hot Topics on Pinterest, http://pinterest.com/hottopics/.
2. Create a board and title it “Preppy Look = Preppy Life“.
3. Fill the board with 25 or more pins that epitomize “The Preppy Lifestyle”, be creative. You must include at least two pins from the FIT website (fitnyc.edu) the rest can be from Pinterest or other websites. View our board as an example: http://pinterest.com/hottopics/preppy-look-preppy-life/
4. Submit your board by commenting your URL link to this Preppy Class & Contest blog post by October 28, 2012.
The chosen board will be announced by October 31, 2012! Class is Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm.
LEFT: Our very own Joan Volpe and friend in their preppy looks, circa 1966.
RIGHT: Joan and Charles Volpe in their current preppy garb for the FIT Museum’s opening of “Ivy Style” photo by Owen Hoffman.