"A must-read for anyone in the world of fashion. Gehlhar offers practical tips and strategies to increase chances of success." -- Soma Magazine, September 2005 Wordplay
"Every aspiring designer needs this book. Mary Gehlhar wrote an invaluable, step-by-step guide to succeeding on Seventh Avenue and beyond." -- Nancy MacDonell, Editor at Large, NYLON, and author of The Classic Ten: The
True Story of the Little Black Dress and Nine Other Fashion Favorites
"For anyone seeking to compete and succeed in our crowded and highly competitive industry, Marys comprehensive advice is required reading." -- Peter D. Arnold, Executive Director Council of Fashion Designers of America
"For anyone whos ever aspired to be an independent designer, this is the book to pick up." -- --The Daily
"Lest fashion's neophytes get too dreamy, Gehlhar is there to ground them
" -- From Womens Wear Daily
"Mary presents many expectations he or she will confront in the marketplace and provides excellent professional advice throughout the book." -- Margaret Hayes, President, The Fashion Group International
"This book encourages all aspiring designers ready to embark on an independent career within the industry." -- Rebecca Taylor
"Touching on everything from sales to runway shows and everything in between, this new book has got fashionistas everywhere covered." -- Nylon magazine BOOKMARK
find out from a pro who has worked with up-and-coming designers. -- --New York Daily News
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About the Author
As the Fashion Division Director of Gen Art, Mary Gehlhar
has worked closely with up-and-coming designers to start, operate, and grow design businesses. She has lent her expertise to the Rising Star Award committee at Fashion Group International, the Pratt Institute Fashion Jury, and the Open Call panel for the Miramax/Bravo show Project Runway. Mary has been interviewed by the New York Times, British Vogue, Washington Post, Boston Globe
, and E! Style channel.