If giving Steven Klein his first Vogue job is any proof, Christine de Lassus has an illustrious foothold in the fashion industry. After leaving her native Paris for New York at the ripe age of 20, a chance ad job with iconic photographer Irving Penn introduced her to styling, and the rest is history. Honing her craft during the rebellious 90s – when fashion was reigned by enfant terribles like Kawakubo, McQueen, and Margiela – three decades later and she’s still in the game. Scan her impressive portfolio (she’s repped by top agency Art Department) and you’ll find fashion that’s as sculptural as it is sartorial. As the Met’s current exhibit on CDG, The Art of the In-Between would confirm, Christine’s avant-garde aesthetic is having a moment. For all you aspiring creatives out there, take note of how she made it before you DM your way up the fashion ladder.

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