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Coach designer hosts annual student fashion show

on Wednesday,May 11,2011 22:05

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Reed Krakoff, who is known for his work with Coach, hosted the annual fashion show at the Parsons New School of Design. He also offered up some advice for the prospective fashion designers, according to the New York Magazine.

Krakoff told the students to not deter from their dreams and that one way to get their foot in the door may be accessory design. He spoke of his own experiences, for example when he worked in a Valentino boutique in New York. In addition, unpaid internships can go a long way.

"When I was graduating there were less companies, but probably it was less competitive," Krakoff said to the students, according to the news source. "Now there are many more companies in New York and around the world, but obviously it’s not a great economy and it's more competitive."

Krakoff also shared about his personal life and showed that it is possible to balance both work and a family.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the event raised $1.5 million for the design school and streamed live online for the first time.
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