Lori Goldstein Wants to Write a Book, Patrick Robinson Thinks Too Many People in Fashion ‘Don’t Know Their Craft’

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Lubov Azria, Teri Agins, Patrick Robinson, Lori Goldstein and Terron E. Schaefer. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Last night, Lincoln Center welcomed 125 public high-school students to hear from top fashion designers and industry leaders at the second annual Life in Fashion Forum, moderated by Wall Street Journal columnist Teri Agins. Panelists included the Gap's Patrick Robinson, BCBG Max Azria CCO Lubov Azria, Saks executive vice-president Terron E. Schaefer, and celebrity sylist Lori Goldstein, who offered tips on how to land a gig as her intern. "If someone comes in for an interview wearing heels I get a little leery," Goldstein advised. "It's a down-and-dirty job. You have to be on the phone all day, you have to get the clothes in. Designers usually have one sample, and the whole industry is fighting for that one sample. This is not a nine-to-five. You need to have passion."

I hate when they start interviewing you. "So, how do you balance work and home?" One girl came in and said, "I'll do windows, floors, and serve you breakfast." I hired her.