Internship Spotlight: Alexander McQueen Intern Has Designs On Milan Runway

Jiwon Ree, BFA Knitwear Design 2006 Graduate, was chosen by Alexander McQueen to intern with him in his London studios for three months.

Here are two of her designs on the runway.

On Wednesday, May 24th 2006, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco honored the ‘Men of Fashion’ and presented the School of Fashion graduate collections of the Class of 2006 in the historical Morgan Auditorium. Academy of Art University President Dr. Elisa Stephens hosted the occasion and presented honorary doctorates to Alexander McQueen, Christophe Girard, Robert L. Mettler, and Wilkes Bashford. In addition to receiving their honors, these noted ‘Men of Fashion’ selected graduate stars for internships and honors.

Alexander McQueen, celebrated fashion designer, whose numerous awards include CFDA International Designer of the Year and Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen, received his honorary doctorate and thanked our own Simon Ungless, Director of Graduate Fashion, as Ungless collaborated with McQueen on ten collections before joining the Academy of Art University. “I think I owe a lot of thanks to Simon Ungless who I was at St. Martins with,” said McQueen. “We studied together at St. Martins about 15 years ago. We actually started off working on prints. I am a bit jet lagged but it’s worth it. I’m just very honored.”