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5 Great Fashion Design Programs


Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Whether you are getting ready to apply for college, or you are searching for colleges to attend, the search can be daunting. If you are an aspiring fashion designer, the search for a great design school can be tough. With so many options out there, in so many different states, how is a fashionista (or fashionisto) supposed to choose?

Here are our top five favorite fashion design programs across the U.S.


Parsons the New School for Design

With famous students and graduates like Donna Karan (shown above), Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Steven Meisel, Anna Sui and Jason Wu, there is no doubt that Parsons is one of the top design schools in the country. The location of the school is even better —  on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Most of the faculty works in the field that they teach; a perfect example is former Parsons professor Tim Gunn.

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