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May 18, 2014

I'm not rude, I'm just honest

"She stays in touch with many of her ex-students. 'Oh yes, I quite like seeing them. Not that they produce any handbags that I can have - I did think I should have had a garment made for me [by them] every season and then have a big sale on my deathbed. No, I like a lot of them: Jonathan [Saunders], Christopher [Kane], Louise [Gray]. I mean it is a privilege - I like more than those three by the way - it's a privilege to be around youth. It keeps you young in your thinking.'

"She shows me 10 or so place cards from a Topshop dinner where almost all the designers in attendance were her ex-students. Was she proud? 'No. Not proud. Greedy would be a word. Greedy. Show-offy I could sometimes be accused of.'"

Sadly>: Director of the Fashion MA, Central Saint Martins, Louise Wilson, RIP.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 18, 2014 08:27 AM