9 Successful Women on How They First Broke Into Fashion
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Whenever women with successful careers in fashion give interviews, there seems to be one thing we all want to know first: How did you get your start? While the path to success usually involves some combination of hard work, good timing, and luck, people's foot-in-the-door creation stories are often more varied—and more intriguing.

So we hunted down some of our favorite ladies in the fashion industry (including InStyle's very own Sharon Clott Kanter!) and asked them: How did you break into fashion? Their responses, as you can imagine, are endlessly fascinating and offer lessons we can all take home and learn from.