Category Archives: History

A piece about FIT and/or fashion history.

FIT ILLUSTRATORS REFLECT ON JOHN F. KENNEDY AND MARTIN LUTHER KING

A new show at The Museum at FIT puts a collection of dreams on display. Inspired by two 50-year anniversaries—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the delivery of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech both took … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN WRITER DESPERATELY SEEKING AN UNMARRIED IDEA

What’s the hardest part of writing a compelling narrative history? Finding an idea, said Matthew Goodman, author of three nonfiction books, including most recently, Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World (Ballantine Books, 2013). Goodman … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT ELAINE STONE, PROFESSOR EMERITA, AND HATS

by Alex Joseph, managing editor of Hue “Fashion fades; style is eternal.”—Yves Saint Laurent The subject of the day is hats. Those of us who knew Professor Emerita Elaine Stone, who died August 6, knew her as a hat wearer par … Continue reading

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NEW DEAN DIGS CLASSIC ROCK

In July, Dr. Mary Davis started as dean of FIT’s School of Graduate Studies. She used to chair the music department at Case Western Reserve University—and she was the university liaison to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hue … Continue reading

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JESSICA, MEET CAROL: AN EXAMINATION OF FIT’S MOST POPULAR NAMES

Ever since FIT’s 2012 Commencement, Hue has been thinking about names. So Hue did what any slightly obsessive personality with statistical leanings would do: make a word cloud out of all the names from the program and see which ones … Continue reading

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