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Black Fashion Designers Are Finally Getting Their Moment In The Spotlight

Allure | Posted 11.28.2016 | Style

For Allure, by Kari Molvar. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology offered a number of must-see exhibitions over the years on topics rangi...

Astoria Characters: The Head Wigmaker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.26.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Raffaele Mollica is standing at the worktable in his basement studio with a half dozen tiny tissue-paper packets spread before him like a banquet.

Denim Exhibit Proves The Place of Blue Jeans In High Fashion

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.30.2016 | Style
Jill Di Donato

As if you didn't already know the timelessness of denim, first popularized by Bavarian designer Levi Strauss, who made blue jeans the outfit du jour f...

On Sunday in NYC, 'Drawing from Practice'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.02.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

I'll be in New York for a panel discussion on drawing by hand with Peter Bohlin and Suchi Reddy, moderated by New York magazine's design editor, Wendy...

5 Free Museums in N.Y.C. (That You've Been Missing out on)

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

New York City is an expensive city to live in, and sometimes it's nice to get out into the art world without breaking the bank. From classics like the Cloisters, to some new favorites, we think these are all worth visiting -- or revisiting. Here are a few of our top picks for the best free museums in the City.

The 12 Most Unique College Courses In America

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Every college in America boasts that one life-changing class with that one legendary professor. If you’re lucky enough to be in such a class, you su...

THIS Is What 'The Future Of Fashion' Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.29.2014 | Style

On Thursday night, New York City was treated to a futuristic fashion show. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) event called "The Future of F...

Astoria Characters: The Jeweler Who Puts the Past Together

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Miwako Kimura's designs start in her head; once her mind sees something, she makes a sketch or sometimes simply pushes the pieces of vintage jewelry around until they fit together.

Incomparable Woman Behind the Lens - Rose Hartman on Rose Hartman

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

2012-01-18-Screenshot20120118at11.07.23AM.jpg 'It takes a few seconds to get the image," Rose Hartman likes to say, "Plus 35 years of work to produce the results that I can in my best pictures."

Daphne Guinness

Hayley Griffith | Posted 01.15.2012 | Style
Hayley Griffith

The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City recently held their annual Fashion Symposium. The symposiums' opening lecture was an exclusive and rare discussion with the astonishing Daphne Guinness, led by Dr. Valerie Steele.

Astoria Characters: The Coolest Club Kid

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Paris has had a hard day's night. As usual, he was out clubbing in Manhattan, and he didn't make it home until it was time to wake up anyway, so he's starting his day with a drink -- of water.

Astoria Characters: The Sewing-Machine Savior

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleven. That's the number that forever altered Sakis Karagiannakis' life. That's how old he was when his father died, paving the way for his becoming the prime provider for his mother and two sisters.

Astoria Characters: The Canines' Constant Companion

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Hey, Dog Walker!" The shout-out bounds across the street like a puppy fetching a stick. Erin O'Meara, leash and iPod in hand, waves.

FIT Warns Students Of Bed Bugs Spotting

The Cut | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This afternoon FIT administration sent out an email to students and staff warning that a single bedbug was identified in classroom D614. The invader w...

Molly Crabapple's DIY Empire: A How To

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

I asked Molly, who is the chicest community organizer since Obama, to explain how she grew her drawing salon into a franchised phenomenon.

Astoria Characters: The Serious Smiler

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It doesn't matter where he goes -- the corner deli, the N train, the organic market -- Todd Killian stands out in the crowd. Todd smiles a toothy grin and stops to talk to strangers.

Seth Kahn Death: Jeremy Philhower, Bus Driver Who Hit FIT Student, Was Suspended For Texting | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Police haven't charged NYC Transit driver Jeremy Philhower with wrongdoing in connection with 22-year-old Seth Kahn's death, and they don't believe te...

Fashionably Politic - Team Nanette Lepore/The Creative Coalition

Paige Donner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paige Donner

Nanette Lepore began her dress design company in 1992 with $5000, a degree from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and a dream. Her gross sal...