BFA Fashion and Textile Design 2006 Graduate, Christine Ligan, studied at Studio Berçot through the Sister City Scholarship Exchange Program during her junior year and was the grand prize winner in the Concours International de Dessins Dentelles et Broideries. She won the 2005 Grand Prix Gagner Pour Dentelle Mode. The competition was held among 26 fashion design schools throughout France and Belgium. Christine’s award included two thousand Euros and a weeklong internship with D.M.C. Group. She also interned with French designer Delphine Murat.
After graduating last year, Christine landed an internship with John Galliano. Her designs ended up on the runway in his Paris show. She feels her experience was not only amazing but also occurred during a historically pivotal moment for John Galliano as she was there when Steven Robinson died.
Christine also designed the debut collection for a company called Artless. As the first collection has been a huge commercial success in France, Spain and England, they have asked her to design the second collection.
She is presently working at Christian Lacroix in Paris.