Last night, Milk Studios hosted a party in celebration of the new book The School of Fashion: 30 Parsons Designers. Written by the prestigious school's dean, Simon Collins, it takes a personal look at some of the school's most well-known alums including Alexander Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Prabal Gurung, and Donna Karen, to name a few. It's a personal approach, in which they discuss their experiences at Parsons and complete Proust-like questionnaires.
More than just an excuse to sip champagne and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in contemporary fashion - Anna Sui, Jason Wu, and Proenza Schuler were just a few of the honored guests in attendance - the party was also an opportunity to examine the mixed-media exhibit in honor of the event. On display were black & white portraits featuring the 30 designers, original sketches, and even a wall of the aforementioned questionnaires. The illustrious designers kindly posed for photos and autographed copies of the books for fellow party-goers. More than anything, I loved hearing the designers comment on their admiration for one another, as it seems support for peers within the fashion industry is strong (at least as far as Parsons grads are concerned).