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Antar Gamble Hall Winner in First-Ever White House 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge!

We would like to congratulate Instructor Antar Hall on his winning 3D ornament!

Antar pictured with tree and ornament in background
Antar pictured with tree and ornament in background

Congratulations Antar!! What was your initial reaction when you found out?
I was incredibly excited and had to share the news with my parents right away.

Presidents of Christmas Past & Present rendering
Presidents of Christmas Past & Present rendering
Hall family tree with 3D printed Frosted Detail ornament from Shapeways.com
Hall family tree with 3D printed Frosted Detail ornament from Shapeways.com

Has winning this award changed anything for you?
It’s garnered a lot of attention for me and my use of 3D modeling software and 3D printing from people I know and many I don’t, both in the U.S. and globally. A lot of this is thanks to being on LinkedIn allowing the news of my ornament to reach people I typically would not have access to or communicate with if I were not on LinkedIn.

Iconic White House Exterior up close
Iconic White House Exterior up close

What was it like to be in the White House during the Holidays?
Going in the White House was amazing. The architecture and decorations were stunning. Inside there were 26 lavishly decorated Christmas trees, lights galore and both high tech and traditional Christmas decorations throughout the many halls and rooms. My ornament was on a tree inside the State Dining Room, next to a richly painted portrait of President Lincoln hung above a fireplace mantle. To finally see my ornament in front of me was such an incredible and somewhat surreal moment. I stood there gazing for awhile and speaking with my mom about it and after taking a few pictures and smiling more with my mom we went on to the remainder of our tour. Among the decorations, we saw many masterfully painted portraits of past Presidents and First Ladies and even saw musical performances by a classical quartet and jazz ensemble. When we came to the end of our tour, exiting the White House was just as magical as entering it and knowing how historical a place you were just in made for an over the top experience gifting memories to cherish and last a lifetime.

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If you are able, will you enter the contest again next year?
Yes, no harm in trying my luck twice!

You are an Alumni and Instructor here at FIT, is there anything you’d like to share with our readers? Words of wisdom?
Anything is possible to achieve with a combination of hard work, strong belief in your abilities and determination to overcome obstacles to reach your goals. Family, good friends and mentors are invaluable and some good fortune along the way doesn’t hurt. Lastly, I’ve found helping others to achieve their goals can create a win-win situation for all.

Thank you for sharing your photos and once in a lifetime experience with us and we will see you soon for your next class!

Antar Hall teaches CTD 429 Intro to Rhino for the CAD Novice

Preppy Class & Contest

50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers and Retailers Talk and Tour with Cliff Hoppus, featuring G. Bruce Boyer

Cliff Hoppus
Cliff Hoppus

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
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.

Happy pinning!

Joan preppy past and present
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.