The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer.

With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, this fully updated and revised edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide addresses the latest trends in apparel and accessories, the newest designers, an updated introduction, and a new foreword by Diane von Furstenberg, Designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).


Additional Information


Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Exp Rev edition (July 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1427797102
ISBN-13: 978-1427797100
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 9 inches


As the Fashion Division Director of Gen Art, Mary Gehlhar has worked closely with up-and-coming designers to start, operate, and grow design businesses. She has lent her expertise to the Rising Star Award committee at Fashion Group International, the Pratt Institute Fashion Jury, and the Open Call panel for the Miramax/Bravo show Project Runway. Mary has been interviewed by the New York Times, British Vogue, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and E! Style channel.

2 reviews for The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

  1. 5 out of 5


    This guide is the best apparel industry book out there

  2. 5 out of 5


    This book is definitely a good read– its full of practical information and great advice and real-world examples.

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