As Thanksgiving looms, so do early-admission college applications. If you’re as on top of things as we’re betting most Fashionista readers are, you’ve most likely already started writing your essays — or better yet, you’re done.
While we highly suggest perusing our list of the 50 top fashion schools in the world before sending out that final application, we also think it’s good to know that there isn’t one perfect college or university. Not every fashion industry hopeful can go to Parsons, Saint Martins or FIT, and not everyone should. Just for you, we asked a bunch of fashion insiders — from fashion editors such as Harper Bazaar‘s Kerry Pieri to designers like Trina Turk — where they went to college and what they learned there.