Category Archives: Obituary

Death of an FIT luminary.

A FINAL TIP OF THE HAT TO ELAINE STONE

The audience in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre was a sea of hats on December 4, when the FIT community gathered to pay tribute to Elaine Stone, professor emerita of Fashion Merchandising Management and one of the college’s true icons. “She … 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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HUE SAYS GOODBYE TO MARVIN TRAUB

The fashion industry lost a luminary yesterday: Marvin Traub, former chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s. It’s hard to add to The New York Times’ obit, but here’s an executive summary: He started at Bloomingdale’s bargain basement in 1950, often feigning … Continue reading

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PROFESSOR CAMHI, YOU ARE MISSED

Artist, designer, and educator Ethel Brown Camhi died on October 22, 2011. She taught Patternmaking and Fashion Design at FIT for 33 years. She also practiced and taught the art of collage. Now (through May 13), 65 of her works … Continue reading

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HUE REMEMBERS AN ALUMNA FROM FIT’S FIRST GRADUATING CLASS

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 … Continue reading

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