Thursday, May 15, 2003

Anna Wintour to Give FIT'S May 23 Commencement Address:

Calvin Klein To Receive Honorary Degree

(Press Release) Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine’s editor in chief, will deliver the commencement address at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) graduation exercises on Friday, May 23, at 10:00 am. Approximately 2,600 students will receive their degrees during the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall.

To open the event, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer will offer congratulations and greetings to the students.An Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree will be presented to designer Calvin Klein. A 1963 graduate of FIT, Klein is one of the fashion world’s biggest names – and brands. Dubbed “Calvin the Conqueror” by Women’s Wear Daily and listed as one of America’s 25 most nfluential people by Time magazine, Klein has helped shape the casual wear industry and played a key role in modern advertising.

Anna Wintour has been editor in chief of Vogue since July 1988. Ms. Wintour joined Condé Nast in 1983 as creative director of Vogue, and in 1986 she returned to her native England to become editor in chief of British Vogue. She was editor in chief of HG from September 1987 until 1988, when she rejoined Vogue in her current position.

For more information contact: Loretta Lawrence Keane
VP for Communications and External Relations
(212) 217-7642

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