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