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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, executive chairman, Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc.
  • Fran Boller, apparel director, Nike’s Jordan Division
  • Tony Chi, president and CEO, Tony Chi & Associates
  • David Chu, CEO and fashion designer, DC Design International, LLC, and founder, Nautica
  • Francisco Costa, creative director, Calvin Klein Collection for Women, Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • William Frake, motion picture animator and three-time Emmy award winner
  • Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire
  • Joy Herfel, president, Polo Ralph Lauren Menswear and Children's Wear
  • Norma Kamali, president and fashion designer, Norma Kamali, Inc.
  • Calvin Klein, founder, Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • Nanette Lepore, fashion designer and owner, Robespierre, Inc.
  • Chris Casson Madden, founder and CEO, Chris Madden, Inc.
  • Raymond Matts, president and founder, Raymond Matts The Art of Perfumery
  • Edward Menicheschi, vice president and publisher, Vanity Fair magazine
  • Juliet Polcsa, costume designer for film and television
  • James Rothwell, vice president and creative director, McCann Erickson
  • Ralph Rucci, owner, Chado Ralph Rucci
  • Suzanne Tick, textile designer, Suzanne Tick, Inc.
  • Billy Tucci, founder and writer/illustrator, Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.
  • Robert Verdi, TV personality and style expert
  • Dave Voss, vice president of design, boys entertainment, and new business, Mattel, Inc.