Hue recently learned that Marie Mirisola ’46, an alumna from FIT’s first graduating class, died at 84 on September 23.
In 2004, Network (Hue’s forebear) profiled Mirisola. She and her husband Charles founded a Greenwich Village boutique called Etcetera, which sold customized outfits for women. Her star rose through the decades, and soon she was selling her coats to Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s. She invented a spandex dress that could be stuffed into a handbag without wrinkling, worn in prominent ads by Warhol darling Baby Jane Holzer. She closed the last Etcetera store in 1986 and worked until the early oughts.
Hue salutes her achievement.