by Nicolle Weeks
It started with hip-hoppers like Jay-Z and Sean Combs and quickly spread to the likes of pop stars Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez, Now everyone from Avril Lavigne to Hilary Duff to Justin Timberlake count themselves among a growing crop of celebrity fashion designers. But for regular fashionistas like us, the rise to top of the fashion world is slow and incredibly complicated. Without dedication, determination and sacrifice, it's inevitable that you'll be eaten up by the fashion hounds and left for nothing more than some scrap fabric on the studio floor.
Skill? Yes. Determination? Definitely.
Backstage at the Vivienne Westwood show at London Fashion Week last fall, fashion veteran Westwood waxed poetic about being young in the fashion industry.
"London is probably the best city in the world, but Paris is better for fashion. You don't get far [in fashion] unless you put something into it," she warned London's fashion ingénues. And who better to give advice on getting somewhere in the fickle fashion industry?
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