Fashion Internships Page 1
Well, there goes that reference letter. A former Harper’s Bazaar fashion closet intern is suing the magazine’s publisher Hearst for unpaid wages– and she’s trying to get other unpaid interns to sign onto a class action suit that could challenge the way the fashion industry (and in fact many industries) rely on the labor of eager young people just trying to get their foot in the door.
Alexander Wang asked his interns to doodle mindlessly on pieces of white paper for ten minutes. Then he turned those doodles into a print and used it in his spring 2011 collection. That’s gotta be like the coolest internship program in the fashion industry.
To be honest we thought Gaga‘s plate was totally full — what with the requisite hourly costume changes and outfit brainstorming sessions, not to mention the effort that it must take to walk a centimeter in those ubiquitous hoof shoes. Anyway, it seems being the world’s most notorious fame monster wasn’t enough — Gaga’s now out to conquer the glamourous world of millinery.
We’re all for raising funds for a good cause but gadzooks!! It looks like someone really, really wants to intern at Vogue. So much so, they’re willing to pay $23,000 for the chance.
Oh, how we’ve missed seeing Amy Astley’s face on the television screen since Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port completed their internship at Teen Vogue. Remember how fabulous it was when we got to see the two travel to Paris for the Crillion Ball? Tears of nostalgia…But have no fear, apparently Teen Vogue is working on a new television show.
Let’s face it. Getting an internship at one of the big names in fashion takes connections. Like it or not, only half of what matters is one’s drive. Most of what gets your foot in the sliding doors of Hearst or Conde or any major label is whose Hampton’s house your parents’ house is near. And that takes money. Money that some of the most driven, intelligent, and fashionable potential interns don’t have.