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Street Chic: FIT

Name: Kelsea Kaosko

Age: 18

Occupation: Student at the University of Florida and writer for the Fashion Spot

How would you describe your personal style? Simple but quirky 

Who is your favorite designer? Victor & Rolf as well as Givenchy 

What is your must have fashion piece? My thrifted necklace that I always wear 

What are you wearing? Thrifted leotard, Target skirt, hand-me-down flats, Forever 21 bag 

-Irma Elezovic

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Street Chic: FIT

Name: Violette Bora Nam

Age: 24

Occupation: Student at FIT

Major: Fashion Design

How would you describe your personal style? I wear a lot of monotone colors but I always have a hint of color somewhere in my outfit.

Who is your favorite designer? Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

Favorite item you own? My Chloe bag

What are you wearing? Vintage Pants, Shirt is from a Korean street shop, Korean label SOOS jacket, MIA boots, Nicole Miller bag, Tory Burch sunglasses.

-Irma Elezovic

Fashion, A-Z at FIT

An exhibition that features over 50 haute couture garments and accessories has already caused a major fashion sensation. Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT-Part One, is one of two consecutive exhibitions, which highlight the museum’s most prized creations from their permanent fashion collection.

Featuring designs from the likes of Chanel, Prada and Versace, this fashion extravaganza will seek to represent the most powerful and influential fashion designers from the 18th century to the present. Several more fashion pieces that have just been added to FIT’s permanent collection will also be displayed for the very first time, including an Alexander McQueen for Givenchy black silk coatdress from the 1990s. In addition, 21st Century designer Rick Owens will display some of his “glamour meets grunge” aesthetic, including his batwing jacket and skirt, which will bring a modern and fresh component. Part One continues through May 8, 2012. Don’t miss the fashion eye candy FIT so graciously offers!

-Christina Pandolfi

Photos Courtesy of Judith Schwantes, FIT