Instructor Spotlight: Sara Petitt

Sara Petitt is an Assistant Professor in the department of Textile/Surface Design and the Coordinator of Fabric Styling in the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Professor Petitt has taught at FIT  for 12 years,  is a consultant for various fashion publications on trends forecasting, and received her BFA from Bennington College.

Professor Petitt teaches  HFS 180: Fabric Styling for Fashion for Precollege Programs at FIT.


Professor Petitt’s  Teaching Philosophy:

Each student has their own vision and aesthetic that they must discover and explore.  A successful student is in touch with their own individuality.  To express their idea, technical skill must be fostered and achieved.

On Precollege Programs:

The diversity of the student body, the energy and ideas students bring to the class, and their dedication and talent is what I enjoy most about teaching for Precollege Programs.

Our Saturday, Sunday, and Summer Live classes have been very well attended because we try to touch the individuality each student brings to the class.  The projects are fun and relate to current topics.

Most Recent  Exhibitions:

  • Gallery 307 Solo Exhibition of Photos from Cuba and India NYC


  • Cotton Inc. Award for Design Excellence
  • Rosco Commendation for Design Excellence
  • Numerous Gallery Solo Shows in NYC
  • Guest 2011 on Chuck Scarborough Show NBC News

Cuban Cars, Sara Petitt

Indian Women, Sara Petitt

Cuban Laundry, Sara Petitt

Two Guys from Williams, AZ, Sara Petitt

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