FIT Gala 2022

The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Annual Awards Gala serves as the pinnacle of the year-long salute to the College’s success and efforts. The event was hosted by Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and honored individuals of prominence in creative industries as well as FIT’s distinguished alumni.

Holiday Auction with Costume Industry Coalition

FIT Foundation partnered with the Costume Industry Coalition to host a Holiday Auction to raise vital funds to support artisans and business owners as they create and supply costumes for the entertainment industry. Funds raised also went towards providing equitable access to education for FIT students so that they can lead the costume and creative industries forward in the future.

FIT Sustainability Conference and Awards

April 13, 2021

The awards were hosted by model, activist, and social impact entrepreneur Amber Valletta, will honor FIT alumna Stacy Flynn, co-founder and CEO of Evrnu, as well as Eileen Fisher, founder of EILEEN FISHER, Inc., and Abrima Erwiah, co-founder of Studio One Eighty Nine. This year, we are excited to provide a virtual event that mixes celebration with education and advocacy. FIT’s Sustainability Awards feature intimate conversations with honorees, sustainable fashion leaders and students designing the future of sustainable materials. Ticket holders for the event get exclusive access to honorees’ keynotes and virtual tours of their places of work.

Sally Singer Series

Spring 2021

As the former Creative Director at Vogue, Sally Singer led a series of conversations for the FIT Foundation’s membership group, Friends of FIT.

Sally hosted a virtual series with creative industry experts and icons on topics ranging from the future of the fashion runway to diversity in the beauty industry, to how fashion shapes our current culture.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown in conversation with Norma Kamali

April 9, 2021

Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of the Fashion Institute of Technology, sat down with FIT alumna, Norma Kamali to discuss her new book, I am Invincible. The two  discussed Norma’s journey and her advice for the next generation of female leaders in the creative industries.

FIT Entrepreneurship Series

March - may 2021

Throughout the spring, leading entrepreneurs and industry experts convened virtually to discuss their unique paths to entrepreneurship, navigating and thriving amidst the pandemic, as well as imparting key takeaways for current and future FIT alumni interested in becoming entrepreneurs. Featured FIT alumni included Norma Kamali and Dayna Isom Johnson.

Friends of FIT Virtual Program

Friends of FIT is an active and engaged membership group that supports the ingenuity, artistry, and innovation of our students and faculty in their journeys to create unconventional solutions to economic, environmental, and human challenges. Members gain exclusive access to curated virtual programs and events that are then broadcasted through our media partnerships.

Auction Celebrations

The FIT Foundation partners with various nonprofit organizations throughout the year to share exciting virtual auctions. Famous celebrities, musicians, and fashion icons will auction off virtual coffees, coveted items from shows and movies, articles worn by celebrated performers, pieces signed by artists themselves, and much more. Auctions help the FIT Foundation support impactful initiatives like the Social Justice Collaborative, the Scholarship Fund, and the Innovation Fund.


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