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List Rules People 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 Kors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America

Michael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr.; August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer. He is the honorary chairman and chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors, which sells men's ...more

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Nicky Hilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Model

Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nicholai Olivia Rothschild (née Hilton; born October 5, 1983) is an American businesswoman, socialite, model and fashion designer. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth, and a ...more

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Calvin Klein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Businessperson

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a ...more

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Amber Lee Ettinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Amber Lee Ettinger (born October 2, 1982) is an American actress, Internet celebrity, model, and singer. Ettinger became notable after being hired to portray Obama Girl in Barely Political's ...more
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Naomi Sims is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Writer

Age: Dec. at 61 (1948-2009)

Birthplace: Oxford, Mississippi

Naomi Ruth Sims (March 30, 1948 – August 1, 2009) was an American model, businesswoman and author, She was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, which ...more

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Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 79

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Joel T. Schumacher (; born August 29, 1939) is an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners ...more

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Kayne Gillaspie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Kayne Gillaspie

Age: 39

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America

Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie (born March 14, 1979) is an American fashion designer, specializing in eveningwear gowns. His brand Johnathan Kayne is distributed to specialty retail stores ...more
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Jael de Pardo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Television producer, Researcher, Actor

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Jael de Pardo is an American television actress born in Colombia. When she was two years old, her family moved to New York City. She began her modeling career at age four with the Ford Modeling ...more
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Karen Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Poet, Songwriter

Age: 67

Birthplace: Carrollton, Illinois, United States of America

Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American film and stage actress. After making her film debut in Animal House (1978), she became best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood ...more

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John Varvatos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

John Varvatos is an American contemporary menswear designer.
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Nima Behnoud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer

Age: 42

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Nima Behnoud is an Iranian-American fashion designer based in New York City. He is the first fashion designer who implemented Persian calligraphy in a form of clothing.
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Tarun Tahiliani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Tarun Tahiliani is a noted Indian fashion designer. With his wife Sailaja 'Sal' Tahiliani, he co-founded Ensemble, India’s first multi-designer boutique in 1987, followed by Tahiliani Design ...more
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Alicia Calaway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Personal trainer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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Reem Acra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Reem Acra is a fashion designer born in Beirut, Lebanon, known for her eponymous bridal gown line and her ready-to-wear collection. Acra came to fame in 1999 for her bridal gowns. As a designer, ...more
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Fonzworth Bentley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, Television producer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Derek Watkins (born February 13, 1974), better known as Fonzworth Bentley, is a musician and author. He is perhaps best known for being Sean Combs' former personal valet and assistant, as first ...more
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Nanette Lepore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Nanette Lepore is an American fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has said that "her gypsy-influenced designs are feminine and youthful. The looks are full of bold ...more
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Chloe Dao is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Pakse, Laos

Chloe Dao (born June 15, 1972) is an American fashion designer and television personality who lives and works in Houston, U.S. She was the winner of the second season of the reality show Project ...more

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Guru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Rapper, Musician, Actor

Age: Dec. at 49 (1961-2010)

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts, Roxbury, Boston

Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru (a backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), was an American rapper, producer and actor. He was a ...more

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Ivy Supersonic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ivy Supersonic

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Ivy Supersonic (born Ivy Silberstein on June 12, 1967) is a New York City fashion designer, self-promoter, event planner, and animated character designer. She is the daughter of Jerome ...more
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Oscar Nunez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Dental technician

Age: 60

Birthplace: Cuba

Oscar Nunez (born November 18, 1958), sometimes credited as Oscar Núñez, is a Cuban-American actor and comedian. Nunez is best known for his role as Dunder Mifflin accountant Oscar ...more
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Laura Dahl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Laura Dahl is an American fashion designer. A native of Las Vegas, NV, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology ...more
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Gulnara Karimova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Politician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Fergana, Uzbekistan

Gulnara Islomovna Karimova (Cyrillic Uzbek: Гулнора Исломовна Каримова; Russian: Гульнара Исламовна Каримова, Gul'nara Islamovna Karimova; 8 July 1972) is the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, ...more
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Akara Amarttayakul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Graphic Designer, Actor, Singer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Akara Amarttayakul (Thai: อัครา อมาตยกุล, born April 19, 1974) is a Thai film and television actor. His films include Jom kha mung wej and Muay Thai Chaiya. His nickname is "Gof".
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Austin Scarlett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Designer

Age: 36

Birthplace: Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States of America

Austin Scarlett (born 1983) is an American fashion designer and artist known for his appearances on the first season of Project Runway, 2012's Project Runway: All Stars, and his own series, On ...more
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Donald Brooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Fashion Institute Of Technology Alumni
Fashion designer, Costume Designer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Donald Brooks (January 9, 1928 – August 1, 2005) was an American fashion designer and creator of the "American Look" founded in the 1950's and 60's. He had an immense passion for stage ...more