Wondering why she predominantly hired talent from Europe, in 2008, designer Donna Karan created a fashion design professorship in partnership with Parsons School of Design, New York—a position that Shelley Fox has held ever since. Having previously lived and worked as both a designer and fashion educator in London, Fox was tasked with setting up the master’s programme from scratch, defining what fashion design in the US should stand for and entail.

How Parsons' is preserving Donna Karan's design legacy 1