Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, Reed Krakoff, Jason Wu: This list may sound like a high-end department store’s inventory, but it’s actually a sampling of a few of Parsons the New School for Design’s esteemed alums. Simon Collins, the dean of the college, explores the talents who have passed through the 108-year-old institution’s doors — which also include Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and Anna Sui — in The School of Fashion: 30 Parsons Designers, a new book out this month with Assouline. The book includes behind-the-scenes photos and sketches from the 30 designers featured. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a student scholarship fund; New York’s Milk Gallery is also hosting an exhibit of artwork from the book, which runs through April 19. Click through the slideshow to see images from School of Fashion.
Karen Elson in a Reed Krakoff design.
The Norman Norell room at Parsons.
A runway look from Narciso Rodriguez
A sketch by Jason Wu.
The book’s cover.