Fashion Fact #1

This is a new column I am adding to Searching for Style, just some fun, random bits of information about the fashion industry that you may or may not know…

Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent went to the same fashion school.

Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris.

Yes, it is true, and other alumni of that school include Issey Miyake, Tomas Maier (from Bottega Veneta) Alexis Mabillé, and me! The school is called Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (in Paris) and it is one of the only schools that teaches the traditional haute couture sewing techniques. I only studied there for a year, but in that time I learned some incredible sewing techniques, very few of which I have put into practice because I don’t really sew anymore…