It's easy for anyone who's watched The Devil Wears Prada hundreds of times to dream of a fashion job working alongside Miranda Priestly, but what are the real-life positions those entering the industry aspire to most? WWD conducted a survey to find out which companies students at top fashion schools around the world dream of working and the results were—well, not all that surprising. The number-one most sought-after fashion job? Chanel, of course.
To produce the list of the 25 most desirable fashion companies to work for, WWD conducted two separate surveys. The first polled its social media followers, garnering over 2,000 votes, while the other asked fashion students at schools like the Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College, London College of Fashion and more which companies they wanted to work for the most. The top five spots went to Chanel, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg.
Through interviews with fashion students, WWD found that a majority of those surveyed were looking for jobs at companies that boast a legacy, with preferences for those that offered a positive work environment, practiced sustainability and helped employees advance their careers. Interestingly, the survey also found many of the students wanted to work for brands for social reasons, including feminism and women's empowerment. One student aspired to work for L'Oréal due to its dedication "to empowering women all over the world" while another chose Diane von Furstenberg because the brand itself "stands for strong, confident women."
See the full ranking of all 25 companies here.
Via Harper's Bazaar US