FIT stakeholders packed into FIT’s new broadcast studio on November 18, the official opening of the labs and studios in the David Dubinsky Student Center, for speeches by politicians, FIT VIPs, and others involved in the project. Guests toured the dozen new, light-filled spaces, for Toy Design, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Jewelry Design, and others.
The real scene-stealer that morning, however, was the gigantic pair of scissors that President Joyce F. Brown used to snip the ceremonial ribbon.
President Brown with FIT's Super-Size Scissors. Also in the picture: Edwin A. Goodman, chair of FIT's board of trustees, Giacomo Oliva, vice president of academic affairs, and assembly member Dick Gottfried.
These 34-inch shears, purchased from Golden Openings Inc., have handles in FIT’s blue and our logo on one side. This was their debut performance; expect to see them at future openings—or whenever anything important needs to be cut.
Hue thinks it might get a pair to complement its collection of keys to the city and giant sweepstakes checks.
Hue is thinking about beginnings. The beginnings of the Fashion Institute of Technology, for example:
FIT's Marvin Feldman Center, in progress
The above photograph actually represents a second beginning for FIT: In 1958, the college broke ground on West 27th Street, where it remains today. However, the college got its first start in the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades, two blocks south, on 25th Street, as seen in this undated photograph (probably from the 1940s):
Central Needle Trades High School
Beginnings often arouse such hope, yet they can also inspire anxiety. How will the new enterprise turn out? Will it flourish, or languish? The suspense is killing us.
This blog, Hue Too, began as Hue, FIT’s faboo alumni magazine. But Hue Too will go beyond Hue, reaching for content into every corner of every aspect of the college, its alumni, and the various industries it serves, and providing it in a fresh, spontaneous, immediate…well, bloggy way.
That’s a *lot* of ground to cover.
So let’s begin.