Let’s see…what kind of a lawyer would I be if I were to go to law school? I’m having a legally blond moment and I’m not even a true blond. Did you know that you can now get a fashion law degree? Yes, you heard it right! I too thought it was a joke at first.
Fordham Law School has announced that it will offer the world’s first degree in fashion law, starting this fall.
The program is backed and partially financed by Diane von Furstenberg, who has been a longtime advocate for legal reform in the industry. She’s kind of the ideal proponent for Fordham’s new program. I met her many years ago in New York when I was club hopping as part of my DJ training program
well really I just sat with her and her friends and drank a lot of the champagne at their table. Her gentleman friends invited me to sit with them. I’m hoping sure she would not remember me.
If I could turn back time I would have approached her to become an intern at DVF (now a global luxury lifestyle brand and one of the premier names in American fashion). After all I did try to re-create her wrap dress in a sewing workshop and managed to do a pretty good job
of botching it up. That’s why I have a lot of respect for designers. Some of the most popular designs look so simple but are actually tricky to make, or at least make correctly. I’m afraid I might make a better lawyer than fashion designer (which is pretty scary to think about). Again, slightly off topic…
The curriculum will cover topics like fashion financing, Modeling law, fashion licensing, and sustainability.
So, this could mean greater security and stricter regulation within the fashion industry which is a good thing these days.
What do you think about this? Serious or Silly?
That’s a wrap!