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Disney Broadway Partners With FIT

Disney Broadway Partners With FIT

Celebrating 25 years of Disney on Broadway, is teaming with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Photos: Disney Theatrical Productions

From over 100 submissions Disney on Broadway has commissioned ten FIT students to create contemporary fashion looks inspired by its leading female characters. Marianna Gonzalez, a fourth-year student from Brownsville, Texas, designing for Jane from Tarzan, Eunhye Jo, a third-year student from Seoul, South Korea, designing for Rafiki from The Lion King, Ashna Moogi, a third-year student from Bangalore, India, designing for Elsa from Frozen, Yelayny Placencia, a fourth-year student from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, designing for Anna from Frozen, Ruby SeoHee Shin, a fourth-year student from South Korea, designing for Nala from The Lion King, Annette Stone, a fourth-year student from northern California, designing for Jasmine from Aladdin, Paige Walker, a fourth-year student from Ontario, Canada, designing for Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Georgianna Wells, a fourth-year student from Memphis, Tennessee, designing for Katherine from Newsies, Baoqing Yu, a second-year student from Taishan, Guangdong, China, designing for Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Sooyoung Yun, a fourth-year student from South Korea, designing for Mary Poppins. These fabulous heroines are all getting updated looks.

Jenn Gambatese the original Jane and Marianna Gonzalez Photos: Disney Theatrical Productions

“We are delighted to partner with FIT and their talented students on this special design challenge,” said Robin Wyatt, vice president of marketing for Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “Each designer created contemporary sketches that are all unique interpretations of our beloved Disney on Broadway characters and we look forward to seeing their garments come to fruition.”

Eunhye Jo and Tshidi Manye

Garments will be displayed in FIT’s Art and Design Gallery from September 19 through October 6.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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