FIT Student100 Posts
Justine De Young9 Posts
A member of the History of Art department since 2015, Dr. De Young specializes in the intersection of art and fashion. Her research and writing interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and literature, visual and material culture, modernism and fashion. She is the editor of Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 (I.B. Tauris). Her work has been generously supported by grants and fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty, Kress and Mellon Foundations. Before coming to FIT, Dr. De Young previously taught art and fashion history at Harvard, Wellesley, Lesley and Northwestern University. She has a strong interest in curatorial work and most recently contributed to the “Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée d’Orsay, and Art Institute of Chicago. She has held fellowships at the Met’s Costume Institute, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Northwestern’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. She is currently completing a book on discourses surrounding fashion and feminine types in works exhibited at the Paris Salon (1864-1884).
Charlotte Engel5 Posts
Engel is a History student studying in a joint degree program at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the College of William and Mary in Virginia (class of 2019). She served as a Fashion History Timeline social media and design intern in Summer 2017.
Sheyenne Lacy3 Posts
Sheyenne Lacy wrote this while serving as a Fashion History Timeline Intern (Spring 2018). An avid art blogger, Lacy is an Art History and Museum Professions major at FIT (Class of 2018).
Leslie Calderon2 Posts
Erika Eng2 Posts
Erika Eng, an Illustration BFA alumna at the Fashion Institute of Technology (Class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume in Fall 2016, taught by Professor Justine De Young. With a minor in History of Art, she also served as a Fashion History Timeline assistant in Summer 2017. She is currently a freelance illustrator and designer in Los Angeles.
Keren Ben-Horin2 Posts
I am a dress historian, curator, and author. With over a decade of experience as a fashion designer working commercially, I have built a full-rounded knowledge of the contemporary fashion world rooted in historical perspective. My interests include 19th, 20th, and 21st century fashion; retail history in New York; Gilded Age America; the American photographer Alice Austen; Israeli fashion; and the history of the luxury brand Gottex which was the topic of my MA thesis paper and an exhibition I curated at the Laurie M. Tisch gallery in New York. I am continuously expanding my interests; I research and write on fashion and its history, using it as a window to history in a broader social and cultural contexts.
Raissa Bretana2 Posts
Raissa Bretana is a fashion historian and M.A. candidate at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice program. She has held internships in the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Textile and Fashion Arts Department at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Costume Research Division at Western Costume Company. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design from Boston University, and has worked professionally in theatre, opera, film, and television.
Jennifer Guzman1 Post
Carson Poplin1 Post
Kate Moreau1 Post
Moreau, an Accessories Design BFA student at FIT (class of 2017), researched and wrote this in Fall 2015 while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume, taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Lane Eagles1 Post
Lane Eagles is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington, Seattle focusing on the history of art and visual culture of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Her research focuses on gender, fashion, magic, and miracles. She is also an adjunct instructor of art history at Seattle Pacific University.
Nicolas Galvis1 Post
Nicolas Galvis, an Advertising and Marketing Communications BS student at FIT (class of 2019), researched and wrote this while taking HA 301: Fashion and Impressionism (Spring 2018), taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Caroline Haein Lee1 Post
Caroline Haein Lee, a Fashion Business Management BS student at FIT (class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2016), taught by Prof. Justine De Young. She earned minors in both the History of Art and Fashion History, Theory, and Culture.
Laurel Ives1 Post
Bethany Gingrich1 Post
Bethany Gingrich is an M.A. candidate in Fashion and Textile Studies program at FIT. She has worked at Special Collections and College Archives at FIT, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The Valentine Museum. She enjoys researching 20th-century fashion design, journalism, and manufacturing.
Loise Eisenhart1 Post
Loise Eisenhart. 22 year old Swiss student. Photography Major (class of 2019). Minoring in Fashion History, enrolled in HA344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2017) with Professor De Young.
Kimberlei McNamara1 Post
Juliana Bui1 Post
Juliana Bui, a Fashion Design BFA student at FIT (class of 2021), researched and wrote this while taking HA 301: Fashion & Impressionism, taught by Prof. De Young (Spring 2018).
Victor Perez Maldonado1 Post
Victor Perez Maldonado, a Fine Arts AAS student at FIT (class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2016), taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Amanda Gazzola1 Post
Jennifer Pronesti1 Post
Jennifer Pronesti received her B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies from University of Richmond, her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and will receive an M.A. in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology in May, 2018. Non-profit board work for landmarks, museums and historic houses led Jennifer to embark on a second career in the field of museum studies. Jennifer has interned two summers at Drexel University’s Historic Costume Collection processing donations and assisting with the retrospective exhibition, Immortal Beauty, and completed a large TMS project for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Costume and Textiles department. Jennifer’s career interests include costume research, collection management and archiving vintage collections.
Natalie Przybylski1 Post
Liem Ngo1 Post
Liem Ngo, a Menswear AAS student at FIT (class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 215: The History of Menswear (Spring 2016), taught by Prof. Justine De Young. Interests include denim, workwear, and CM.
Yani Fong1 Post
Yani Fong, a Fashion Business Management BS student at FIT (Class of 2018), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2017), taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Shariki Ratliff1 Post
Sharikiana Ratliff, a Fashion Design-Sportswear BFA student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 301: Fashion & Impressionism with Prof. Justine De Young. She minored in Art History and enjoys museums, musicals, and macaroni and cheese.
Julianna Shehaiber1 Post
Nicole Naim Dib1 Post
Alexandra Fanelli1 Post
Rose Chiarello1 Post
Shinhwa Koo1 Post
Shinhwa Koo, an Art History and Museum Professions BS student at FIT (class of 2016), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2015), taught by Prof. Justine De Young. She has developed her expertise in art history and museum studies through various internship experiences at arts and cultural institutions including the Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum, Asia Society, Korea Society and the Museum at FIT.
Stephanie Frantz1 Post
Stephanie Frantz, a Technical Design student at FIT class of 2019, researched and wrote this while taking HA344: History of Western Costume Fall 2017, taught by Prof. De Young.
Darnell Lisby1 Post
Darnell Lisby is a candidate completing the second year of the Master of Arts Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice Program of the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has completed research for the Museum at FIT and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for various exhibitions. His contribution to the Fashion History Timeline is his first published work.
Lourdes Font1 Post
Dr. Lourdes M. Font (B.A. Middlebury College, M.A./Ph.D. New York University) is Professor in the History of Art department and in the M.A. Program in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT, and she is the Early Fashion Designer Database Project Director. Previously, she taught at the Parsons School of Design and at New York University. Among her recent publications is a contribution to Fashion Mix: Modes d’ici. Créateurs d’ailleurs (2014), the catalogue to an exhibition at the Musée National de l’Immigration in collaboration with the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. She has also contributed articles and essays to Oxford Art Online, West 86th, Business History, and Fashion Theory.
Alex Williams1 Post
John E. Bell1 Post
Brian Wexler-Rubinstein1 Post
Kaitlin Barton1 Post
Nicole Druzhinsky1 Post
Nicole Druzhinsky, a FIT Advertising and Marketing Communications student with minors in Art History and English (class of 2018), researched and wrote this while taking HA 301: Fashion & Impressionism (Spring 2017), taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Sammi Chan1 Post
Nicole Hamberger1 Post
Madison Migliaccio1 Post
Julia Trantel1 Post
Julia Trantel is a student studying Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology (class of 2018). She is an Economics, English, and Art History minor. She researched and wrote this while enrolled in HA 301: Fashion and Impressionism (Honors), taught by Prof. Justine De Young, in Spring 2017.
Liz Gelling1 Post
Lauren Costanza1 Post
Adeola Adeyemi1 Post
Regan de Loggans1 Post
I am a Art Historian and Anthropologist that specializes in Fashion and Textile history and criticism. I have worked in numerous collections including: the Museum at FIT, American Museum of Natural History, and National Museum of the American Indian. Though I am an academic, I work to endorse public knowledge through decolonizing collections and offering workshops in conservation and archiving techniques. Most recently I have been working as a cultural consultant leading workshops in non-western textile history, indigenous sovereignty, traditional weaving techniques, community archiving, and reclaiming public history.
Matthew P. Freeman1 Post
Matthew P. Freeman, a Fashion Design student at FIT (class of 2020) researched and wrote this while taking HA344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2017), taught by Prof. De Young. Matthew is an aspiring costume designer, some of his favorite productions he designed and constructed costumes for include "Anything Goes," "Legally Blonde Jr." "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and "Mary Poppins" you can see all of his work at www.designsbymatthewphilip.com
Allison Shaw1 Post
Karina Reddy1 Post
Karina Reddy holds an MA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins. She also studied at Boston University and London College of Fashion. With a BA in history, her research at Central Saint Martins explored how the body was fashioned in the 1920s. A self-proclaimed museum nerd, she has a keen interest in fashion museums and volunteered at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. She has also worked at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her blog, Reddy-to-Wear, features articles on fashion and travel, while her writing has been featured on The Fashion Conversation and The Fashion Studies Journal.
Juyeon Kim1 Post
Juyeon Kim (nickname: Joy), a Technical Design BS student (class of 2018), with a minor in art history, researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2017), taught by Prof. De Young.
Sandra Muniz1 Post
Remy Valentine1 Post
Remy Valentine, a Fashion Business Management BS student at FIT (class of 2017), researched and wrote this while taking HA 344: The History of Western Costume (Fall 2015), taught by Prof. Justine De Young.
Lily Fehler1 Post
Fehler entered textile conservation by way of theatrical and historical costuming. She holds a BA in Spanish Language and Culture from Russell Sage College and completed art historical research at the Universitat d'Alacant in Spain. She has been a conservation department intern at the Hispanic Society of America since March 2016.