Calvin Klein Donates to FIT | Designer Gives Back to Fashion College

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Calvin KleinFashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduate Calvin Klein has given back to the place where he honed his craft. The handbag designer donated one million dollars to the school via his Calvin Klein Family Foundation, and another million dollars through Calvin Klein, Inc.

The generous sum should make this year’s spring runway show a lavish affair. The annual event, which will be held this year in May 2, showcases the apparel and accessories created by students preparing to graduate with their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design.

FIT boasts several high profile graduates, including Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Nina Garcia, and Ralph Pucci.

Klein said he was moved to donate “to ensure that the FIT fashion show will continue to be the students’ showcase to our industry without compromise.

I am very proud that Calvin Klein, Inc. has joined my family foundation in this effort,” he added.

Surely a cash boost of this size will guarantee the catwalk show continues to thrive!

I’m always impressed when designers inject their profits back into their community. To hear of Calvin Klein supporting an institution that has been so integral to his success seems especially fitting. What do you think of his generous donation?

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