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Want To Be a Fashion Stylist? Take a Class With Lucinda Chambers

The legendary British "Vogue" and "Elle" stylist is offering an online course through Business of Fashion.

With celebrity stylists like Karla Welch and Ilaria Urbinati wielding more power than ever in the fashion industry, it's easy to see the appeal of a career in styling. But unlike fashion design, photography or journalism, styling hasn't historically been a trade you could go to school to study.

Business of Fashion is looking to change that through a new online course launching with stylist Lucinda Chambers. With a background at publications like British Vogue and Elle, relationships with brands like Chanel and Prada and experience on set with famed photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Nick Knight, Chambers has a career any fashion person would envy. 

It's this well of experience Chambers draws from in the roughly 10-hour class, which includes video tutorials, essential reading and quizzes. Chambers also invites some of her friends and long-time collaborators, like hair stylist Sam McKnight and set designer Shona Heath, to offer their own advice.

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"I would love to say that I came out of the womb with an incredible sense of fashion or style or passion or sense of what I wanted to be doing in life and that would just be lying," Chambers told BoF. "[Styling] is a craft that can be learnt and if you have passion, it's completely achievable."

Enrollment in Lucinda Chambers's "Fashion Styling and Image Making" course costs $195 and the class can be completed at the students' own pace. For more information, check out the course page.

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