#GAReads | Fashion's Woman Problem
Eighty-five percent of the graduating class of fashion majors is female, just as it is at the other major New York fashion schools: the Fashion Institute of Technology, where 86 percent of the graduating class is female, and Pratt, where 54 of the 58 graduating fashion majors are women.
They are all poised to head off into entry-level positions at companies big and small. They will begin with grand ambitions and dreams of the C suite. And then, somewhere between their climb from middle management to the top, the gender balance will shift.
And their male colleagues, few and far between though they are in the beginning, will take over. Because fashion, an industry dominated by women’s wear and buoyed by female dollars, with an image sold by women to women, is still largely run by men.