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Fabric of Dreams: Designing My Own Success Hardcover – March 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult; 1ST edition (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525943293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525943297
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,253,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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YA-An inspiring, easy-to-read autobiography of an African-American fashion designer. Starting early in life, constantly designing clothes, even using sheets as fabric, Hankins eventually went to the Pratt School of Design. Later, he contacted the media to assist him in obtaining money to go to the Ecole in Paris. His actions resulted in a plane ticket and a two-part story on the Today show. Once in Paris, he was admitted to the school, and got tuition money and an apprenticeship with Yves Saint Laurent. The remarkable story continued with the young man becoming the first in-house designer at J. C. Penney, apprenticing with Adrienne Vittadini, getting a spot on the Home Shopping Network, and being listed as one of the top people to monitor by Newsweek. Hankins worked harder whenever obstacles came in his way-designing not only his clothes, but also his destiny-to become the owner of a multimillion-dollar business while still in his 20s.
Bobbi Thomas Skaggs, Robinson Secondary, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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African American Hankins has made it in the world of couture?at age 28. Here is his story.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 1999
Format: Hardcover
In response to Kirkus Reviews, why wouldn't consumers want to know about a designer of such determination and talent? It's like your saying because AMH is young and not yet as common a household name as Calvin Klein that his life and accomplishments don't deserve recognition. His story has given many aspiring designers, myself included the confidence to reach for their dreams.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is outstanding! I reccomend this book to anyone who can get their hands on it. It is a true story of hard work, determination, strongness, and much more. This book is written in such a way that you feel as if you know Anthony Mark Hankins personally. I loved it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
With today's society, it often seems that we have little to do with our destiny. In this book, Hankins descibes a clear interpretation of his life. He also shares his commitment to success without compromising his integrity. This is a rare find in the world of business!!! The book is written from a sincere and personal aspect which allows the reader to feel as if the opportunity to know Hankins is contained in these pages. Delightful and inspiring describe the overall feel of the text. Highly recommend to read if you desire to make a career of design your goal. Hankins set the goal and achieved it, thus proving his participation in creating his destiny. He continues to 'raise the bar' in his career from what I have seen. Look forward to the sequel!!!!
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