Saturday, September 22, 2012



The prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, generally known as F.I.T is a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design and technology connected to the fashion industry.
It is also the university that turn out some of the most SUCCESSFUL designers and fashion editors in the fashion industry today.
I'll mention just a few:

Reem Acra - Fashion designer
Nina Garcia - Project Runway Judge 
& editor-at-large of Marie Claire magazine.
Michael Kors - Fashion designer
Carolina Herrera - Fashion designer
Calvin Klein - Fashion designer
Angela Simmons - Television personality 
& CEO of Pastry Kicks
Naomi Sims - Former Super model 
& CEO to her own make-up brand, Naomi Sims
Joe Zee - Creative director of Elle Magazine and Television host of the show, All on the line.
This is also where most of the interns working at the 
Mercedes-Benz fashion week come from, so u know u are in very good hands:-)

So u can only imagine to my delight when my husband and I were give an exclusive preview of an upcoming exhibition at the FIT museum called "Ivy League"
We weren't allowed to take any pictures but it was so amazing that I'll remember it forever, it's now open to the public, so if u are in NYC, and u have the time, go over and treat yourself to some of the most amazing clothes that take u back in time. 

The immediate above picture, was the ONLY picture I was allowed to take from the 
"Highlights from the collection at FIT.
The Museum's permanent collection now includes more than 50,000 garments & accessories from the 18th century 2 present day.
Important designers such as Balenciaga, Adrian, Chanel & Christian Dior are represented in the collection. 
The collecting policy of the museum, focuses on aesthetically and historically significant clothing, accessories, textiles and visual materials, with emphasis on the contemporary avant-garde fashion!!!!!!!

All photography by Ole Desalu-Vold.