Adjunct Professor Michael Kaye returned to FIT, his alma mater, after a 30-year design career on 7th Avenue.
During those years, he designed women’s ready to wear, custom couture, a collection of jewelry for Macy’s and QVC (both in America and the United Kingdom), and a bespoke men’s accessories collection. His designs are found in the collections of The Museum at FIT, the Costume Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Royal Alberta Museum in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Kaye takes great pride in the fact that all of this would not have been possible if not for the excellent training he received while a student at FIT. Therefore, he is always happy to impart the knowledge to the students that anything is achievable through talent and a strong work ethic.