Technology at FIT's Gala
At the annual Foundation Gala, FIT and the FIT Foundation draw together leaders and luminaries from the worlds of business, fashion, music, design, art, and culture in support of FIT. The 2018 gala also highlighted innovation at FIT. Drones hovered above the red carpet, photographing guests as they arrived. Guests also got to experiment with Big Alice, a 6-meter photogrammetric scanning studio outfitted with 64 high-resolution DSLR cameras that, in the blink of an eye, capture the full dimensions of a person or object for conversion into 3D data that can be used for virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D printing. The FIT/lnfor Design and Tech Lab brought Big Alice to FIT as part of an exploration of immersive online fashion retail.