On September 3rd, a photo popped up on my Facebook feed, “I shouted is that Michelle Obama with my high school teachers?” Fashion Design students from the High School of Fashion Industries (also my former high school) met with First Lady Michelle Obama and Vouge Editor in Chief Anna Wintour on May 5th at the MET Costume Institute for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Among the honored attendees included Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Jason Wu, Donatella Versace and more. Mrs. Obama even shook each students hand and signed a copy of Vouge according to the school’s website. The school attracts many influential individuals. In 2001, my junior year, Former President Bill Clinton address students after the September 11th attacks. Famed designer Kenneth Cole met with students in the Adopt-A-Student Program in 2002. Other visitors include, Steve Madden, Anna Sui, Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons.
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