A Holiday Road Trip to Help Beat Cancer

The big draws of the Holiday Road Trip pop-up shop in the Pomperantz Center lobby are the designer and vintage finds. Chanel, Shoshanna, Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch can all be found there.

But one can’t overlook the stylishly themed design of the shop itself, built by by Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students.  A brief ceremony Monday recognized the weeks of design and production that went into the joint School of Art and Design-Memorial Sloan-Kettering venture. The ceremony was attended by students, professors, FIT President Joyce Brown, Dean Joanne Arbuckle, VPED Chair Craig Berger and MSKCC volunteers.

Holiday Road Show pop up shop in Pomerantz Center lobby
Holiday Road Trip pop up shop in Pomerantz Center lobby

“It’s really about the abilities of our students to create a lively, professional retail environment,” says Joanne Arbuckle, Dean of the School of Art and Design. “It’s fun, exciting and obviously successful in the corner of a very public space. And it’s all for a good cause.”

Dean Joanne Arbuckle with students and MSKCC affiliates holding scissors

“The take-away is so rich, when you consider how much design happens on the computer today,” said VPED Prof. Anne Kong.

Dr. Joyce Brown cutting the “ribbon” with help from students

“To take it to a space and have it realized three dimensionally, and then watch consumers shop, is an experience you can’t find anywhere else,” says Prof. Kong. “We really offer something very special.”

Professors Mary and Anne Kong
Professors Mary Costantini and Anne Kong with Dr. Joyce Brown

May the shopping continue…until Friday at 3 pm.


For complete pop-up shop hours and more info go to: Holiday Road Trip at FIT

Photos: Rachel Ellner

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