Monthly Archives: May 2012

FIT GRAD STUDENT SAVES THE LIFE OF A 2000 YEAR OLD TEXTILE

Hue loves old things.  Things with a history, and a little bit of mystery.  That’s why we were so heartened to read that Quinn Bradley, who’s earning her MA in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice, spent last … Continue reading

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THESE CHANEL ILLOS ARE HOTTER THAN, WELL, SOMETHING VERY HOT

Our very own Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives owns some truly excellent fashion illustrations. Like these beauts of Chanel getups over the ages. Here’s a 1916 sketch from the files of Max Meyer (1876-1953), who later became president … Continue reading

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SHIRT HAPPENS 10: IN WHICH I SHOP FOR BUTTONS

[In the fall, Jonathan Vatner, Hue staff writer,  took an introductory menswear sewing class. He has been blogging about his experiences on Hue, Too.] Here’s the difference between my comfort in the trimmings store (where you buy buttons) and in … Continue reading

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THE OLDEST PIECE OF CLOTHING I OWN

A friend of Hue received this T-shirt as a gift from his grandmother in 1990: It’s a little too sheer now to wear out of the house, but our friend still sleeps in it.  He would never give it away. … Continue reading

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FINE ARTS GRADS GIVE HUE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Calling all potential viewers of FIT’s Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition: Tomorrow (May 22) is its last day. Hue was struck by much of the art in the Great Hall, but especially by the installations that invited the viewer … Continue reading

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