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Balmain: From French Refinement to Kardashian Clickbait

This article is the second in our presentations about Parisian couture houses active today and how they came into being. Pierre Balmain, founder, 1914-1982 Balmain was born in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in the Savoy region of France.  His father … Continue reading

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Long Winter’s Nap

Hi, all!  It’s been pretty busy here at FIT, with students and teachers working on final projects and papers.  For that reason, and because FIT is closed from December 23-January 2, this will be a short post.  After the holidays … Continue reading

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Magazine of the Week

Hi, everybody! This week’s magazine is an oldie but a goodie! Before Amy Shumer, Tina Fey,  or Margaret Cho, before Bust, and “Sex and the City”, there was Helen Gurley Brown, who was single and loved it.  She wasn’t the … Continue reading

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