The recipe for success is one-part genius, two parts hard work and, in the case of the fashion industry; one hundred parts work experience.

 

The long and winding path to becoming a fashion designer is punctuated by many obstacles, the most controversial of which is poorly paid internships. However, the tradition has a long-standing history in American Fashion, since Nicolas de Gunzburg set the precedent for mentorship.

 

Check out SKIP Dinner’s American fashion family tree.