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Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Fashion Institute of Technology and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Fashion Institute of Technology, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Fashion Institute of Technology include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Fashion Institute of Technology alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Fashion Institute of Technology are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Fashion Institute of Technology.

These graduates, like Calvin Klein and Nicky Hilton include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Fashion Institute of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are Fashion Institute of Technology alumni?”
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  • Michael Kors1

    Michael Kors

    Fashion designer, Designer

    Age61

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Michael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr.; August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer....  more

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  • Nicky Hilton2

    Nicky Hilton

    Fashion designer, Businessperson

    Age36

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Nicholai Olivia Rothschild (née Hilton; born October 5, 1983) is an American businesswoman,...  more

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  • Calvin Klein3

    Calvin Klein

    Fashion designer, Businessperson

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later...  more

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  • Amber Lee Ettinger4

    Amber Lee Ettinger

    Model, Actor

    Age37

    BirthplaceHazleton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Amber Lee Ettinger (born October 2, 1982) is an American actress, Internet celebrity, model,...  more
  • Naomi Sims5

    Naomi Sims

    Businessperson, Model

    AgeDec. at 61 (1948-2009)

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Naomi Ruth Sims (March 30, 1948 – August 1, 2009) was an American model, businesswoman and...  more
  • Joel Schumacher6

    Joel Schumacher

    Television director, Television producer

    Age81

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American filmmaker. Schumacher...  more

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  • Kayne Gillaspie7

    Kayne Gillaspie

    Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979) is an American fashion designer, specializing...  more
  • Jael de Pardo8

    Jael de Pardo

    Television producer, Researcher

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    Jael de Pardo is an American television actress born in Colombia. When she was two years old,...  more
  • Karen Allen9

    Karen Allen

    Fashion designer, Poet

    Age69

    BirthplaceCarrollton, Illinois, United States of America

    Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American film and stage actress. After making...  more

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  • John Varvatos10

    John Varvatos

    Fashion designer, Designer

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    John Varvatos is an American contemporary menswear designer....  more
  • Nima Behnoud11

    Nima Behnoud

    Fashion designer

    Age44

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Nima Behnoud is an Iranian-American fashion designer based in New York City. He is the first...  more
  • Tarun Tahiliani12

    Tarun Tahiliani

    Fashion designer, Designer

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Tarun Tahiliani is a noted Indian fashion designer. With his wife Sailaja 'Sal' Tahiliani, he...  more
  • Alicia Calaway13

    Alicia Calaway

    Personal trainer

    Age52

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

  • Reem Acra14

    Reem Acra

    Fashion designer, Designer

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Reem Acra is a fashion designer born in Beirut, Lebanon, known for her eponymous bridal gown...  more
  • Fonzworth Bentley15

    Fonzworth Bentley

    Record producer, Rapper

    Age46

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

    Derek Watkins (born February 13, 1974), better known as Fonzworth Bentley, is a musician and...  more
  • Nanette Lepore16

    Nanette Lepore

    Fashion designer, Designer

    Age56

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio

    Nanette Lepore is an American fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has...  more
  • Chloe Dao17

    Chloe Dao

    Fashion designer, Designer

    Age48

    BirthplacePakse, Laos

    Chloe Dao (born June 15, 1972) is an American fashion designer and television personality who...  more
  • Guru18

    Guru

    Rapper, Musician

    AgeDec. at 49 (1961-2010)

    BirthplaceBoston, USA, Massachusetts, Roxbury, Boston

    Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru (a...  more

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  • 19

    Ivy Supersonic

    Ivy Supersonic (born Ivy Silberstein on June 12, 1967) is a New York City fashion designer,...  more
  • Oscar Nunez20

    Oscar Nunez

    Television director, Comedian

    Age61

    BirthplaceCuba

    Oscar Nunez (born November 18, 1958), sometimes credited as Oscar Núñez, is a Cuban-American...  more
  • Laura Dahl21

    Laura Dahl

    Fashion designer

    Age45

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    Laura Dahl is an American fashion designer. A native of Las Vegas, NV, she attended the...  more
  • Gulnara Karimova22

    Age48

    BirthplaceFergana, Uzbekistan

    Gulnara Islomovna Karimova (Cyrillic Uzbek: Гулнора Исломовна Каримова; Russian: Гульнара...  more
  • Akara Amarttayakul23

    Akara Amarttayakul

    Graphic Designer, Actor

    Age46

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Akara Amarttayakul (Thai: อัครา อมาตยกุล, born April 19, 1974) is a Thai film and television...  more
  • Austin Scarlett24

    Age37

    BirthplaceCottage Grove, Oregon, United States of America

    Austin Scarlett (born 1983) is an American fashion designer and artist known for his...  more
  • Donald Brooks25

    Donald Brooks

    Fashion designer, Costume Designer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1928-2005)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Donald Brooks (January 9, 1928 – August 1, 2005) was an American fashion designer and creator...  more