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Ex-FIT dean says school made her scapegoat in ‘racist’ scandal

An ex-dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology claims that she was made to be a scapegoat in a school scandal after a black model came forward with accusations that a school runway show was racist, new court papers show.

Ousted dean Dr. Mary Davis filed a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit Friday alleging that FIT President Joyce Brown threw her under the bus and defamed her days after The Post revealed that black model Amy Lefevre was allegedly pressured to wear oversized “monkey ears”, red lips and bushy eyebrows that were “clearly racist” — though Lefevre ultimately walked the runway without them.

On Feb. 21, 2020, Brown announced she was placing Davis and MFA Fashion Design Department chair Jonathan Farmer on leave while they investigated the incident.

Brown said in the same statement that “those in charge of and responsible for overseeing the show failed to recognize or anticipate the

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Fashion school moving to new, comfortable digs

Jamileh Kamran and Arkansas Fashion School — the education center founded by the couture designer in 2007 for budding clothing creators — are on the move.

A Dec. 18 visit to the elegant main space of Kamran’s longtime design studio/shop-turned-school on Kavanaugh Boulevard found no boxes piled up yet. Visitors could still seat themselves comfortably, help themselves to holiday candy-bowl offerings, enjoy the tasteful framed wall art, gaze admiringly at the beautiful burgundy-with-gold-trim outfit on the dressmaker’s mannequin, see the framed High Profile write-up of Kamran’s daughter’s featured wedding.

But they could also peruse built-in shelves full of oo-la-la retail fashion accessories, handbags and necklaces and earrings and such, that had been marked down to enticing clearance prices. They could look to the back of the showroom and see shelves of rolled fabric still on display, but behind plastic-wrapped rolls of additional fabric, ready for transportation.

Accessing the school’s Kavanaugh

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How Does Ossoff Think about China? A Documentary He Made on Beijing’s Investment in Africa May Hold Clues

Jon Ossoff has billed himself as a hard-hitting “investigative journalist,” orchestrating exposés on “corruption, organized crime, and war crimes” as CEO of the documentary film company Insight TWI. But experts say that his 2015 documentary on China’s influence in Africa was naively framed and parroted CCP rhetoric.In the buildup to Georgia’s runoff elections on January 5, Senator David Perdue’s campaign has released multiple attack ads alleging that Ossoff “won’t hold China accountable” and suggesting that he might be vulnerable to CCP influence like fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell, who unwittingly formed a relationship with a Chinese spy early in his career. The attacks began after National Review reported that Ossoff initially failed to disclose payments from a CCP-tied media company that licensed two of his documentaries.Ossoff’s campaign has said that the

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