FIT graduates actively engage in the life of the college in order to help FIT meet its goals and objectives. They participate in a variety of ways, as guest lecturers and critics, as internship sponsors, and as members of alumni advisory groups and the FIT Alumni Association. Every FIT alumnus is welcome to become a member of the Alumni Association, which works closely with the college and the FIT Foundation to stimulate interest among professional leaders, assist with curriculum development, and support fundraising initiatives that benefit students and the FIT community.

Distinguished FIT alumni include:

  • Leslie Blodgett, creator, bareMinerals
  • Fran Boller, executive vice president, Nike
  • Tony Chi, president and CEO, tonychi and associates
  • David Chu, CEO and creative director, Georg Jensen, and founder, Nautica
  • Francisco Costa, women’s creative director, Calvin Klein Collection
  • Randy Fenoli, television personality and CEO, Randy Fenoli Enterprises, Inc.
  • William Frake, motion picture animator and three-time Emmy award winner
  • Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire
  • Joy Herfel Cronin, group president for the Americas, Ralph Lauren
  • Norma Kamali, president and fashion designer, Norma Kamali, Inc.
  • Calvin Klein, founder, Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • Michael Kors, chief creative officer, honorary chairman, and director, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.
  • Nanette Lepore, fashion designer and founder, Robespierre, Inc.
  • Raymond Matts, president and founder, Raymond Matts The Art of Perfumery
  • Edward Menicheschi, chief marketing officer and president, Condé Nast Media Group
  • James Rothwell, vice president and creative director, McCann Erickson
  • Ralph Rucci, fashion designer
  • Suzanne Tick, textile designer, Suzanne Tick, Inc.
  • Dave Voss, vice president of design, boys entertainment, and new business, Mattel, Inc.