Archive for September, 2011

School of Visual Arts’ Steven Heller Honored at the White House

Posted on September 19th, 2011 in Event, General | No Comments »

MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller and other winners of the 2011 National Design Awards were honored by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House this week (watch video below). Heller was recognized for earning the Design Mind Award, which honors “a visionary who has effected a paradigm shift in design thinking or practice through writing, research and scholarship.”

According to Businessweek, Michelle Obama offered another nod to SVA during the ceremony, quoting the College’s Acting Chairman Milton Glaser. “Good design is good citizenship,” she said, emphasizing that good design improves life for everyone.

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LIM College Rides Circles Around Fashion Week

Posted on September 14th, 2011 in General | No Comments »

LIM College students joined some of the world’s leading fashion designers in decorating bicycles for the public to ride around Manhattan during Fashion Week.

The promotional event, called “Tour de Fashion,” was part of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District’s (BID) effort to bring the glamour of Fashion Week to the streets of New York. Participating designers included Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Isaac Mizrahi, Nanette Lepore and Diane von Furstenberg. Each outfitted one of 30 bicycles, and from September 8-15, their customized creations were available for NYC residents and visitors to borrow and pedal through Midtown.

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