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For over a century, Parsons The New School for Design has been synonymous with the best in American fashion, fostering creative talent and pushing the boundaries of style around the world. The staggering influence of the school’s many successful alumni has created a legacy that has only grown in scale and scope over the decades. This richly illustrated volume explores that legacy through the testimony of its brightest stars, with interviews and exclusive archival sketches from Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and many others. Simon Collins has served as the Dean of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design since 2008. As a designer, Collins has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Zegna, Marks and Spencer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Nike, where he led a $900 million apparel business that included collections he created with Junya Watanabe of Comme des Garçons, and Naoki Takizawa of Issey Miyake. Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.