FIT alumni are found at all levels of today’s global creative economy. They are influential leaders in a range of fields, and they engage in the life of the college to benefit generations of students. They serve as guest lecturers and mentors, internship and scholarship sponsors, and members of department advisory groups. Each new graduate joins this talented, supportive community.

Distinguished FIT alumni include:

  • Leslie Blodgett, Creator, bareMinerals
  • Fran Boller, Executive Vice President, Nike
  • Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, Interior Designers, Carrier & Company
  • Tony Chi, Global Hospitality Designer and Founder, Tonychi
  • David Chu, CEO and Creative Director, Georg Jensen, and Founder, Nautica
  • Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director, Knoll Textiles
  • Laverne Cox, Actor and LGBTQ Advocate and Activist
  • Randy Fenoli, Television Personality (Say Yes to the Dress), Bridal Designer, and CEO, Randy Fenoli Enterprises, Inc.
  • William Frake, Three-time Emmy Award-Winning Motion Picture Animator 
  • Nina Garcia, Editor in Chief, Elle, and Project Runway judge
  • Zaldy Goco, Designer for RuPaul
  • Norma Kamali, President and Fashion Designer, Norma Kamali, Inc.
  • Calvin Klein, Founder, Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • Michael Kors, Chief Creative Officer and Honorary Chairman, Michael Kors
  • Raymond Matts, Fragrance Designer and Founder, Raymond Matts LLC; Partner, Invisible Media LLC and Airavida  
  • Luke Meier, Co-creative Director, Jil Sander
  • Edward Menicheschi, Chief Global Commercial Officer, Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Group
  • Bibhu Mohapatra, Fashion Designer
  • Robert Rodriguez, Chief Creative Officer, Halston
  • Daniel Roseberry, Artistic Director, Schiaparelli
  • Ivy Ross, Vice President, Design for Hardware Products, Google
  • James Rothwell, Vice President Creative Director, Wunderman
  • Ralph Rucci, Fashion Designer and Founder, RR331
  • Stephen A. Smith, Sportscaster
  • Suzanne Tick, Textile Designer and Founder, Suzanne Tick, Inc.
  • David Voss, Senior Vice President, Comcast NBC Universal