Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Victoria's Secret

Von Furstenberg, who is also the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which counts numerous Parsons grads as members, donated $250,000 to the school herself.

Parsons also announced the appointment of Simon Collins, the new dean of the undergraduate and graduate fashion department, who replaced Tim Gunn as of this past Friday after an exhaustive search. Gunn, who appears on Bravo's "Project Runway" and "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style," took a position at Liz Claiborne as chief creative officer in 2007. Collins has more than 20 years experience in the industry with companies like Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Fila, Zegna and Marks and Spencer.