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Famous Parsons The New School For Design Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Parsons The New School for Design and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Parsons The New School for Design, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Parsons The New School for Design include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Parsons The New School for Design alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Parsons The New School for Design are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Parsons The New School for Design.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Parsons The New School for Design?” and “Which celebrities are Parsons The New School for Design alumni?”
  • 1

    Danielle Steel

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American writer, best known for her romance novels. She is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling fiction...  more

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  • 2

    Marc Jacobs

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, and formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, which was...  more

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  • 3

    Isaac Mizrahi

    Television producer, Actor


    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer, TV presenter, and Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand for Xcel Brands. Based in New York City, he is best known for his...  more

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  • 4

    Nicky Hilton

    Fashion designer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Nicholai Olivia Rothschild (née Hilton; born October 5, 1983) is an American businesswoman, socialite, model and fashion designer. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth, and a member of the...  more

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  • 5

    Zac Posen

    Fashion designer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Zachary E. Posen (born October 24, 1980) is an American fashion designer. In 2000, Posen received a prominent career opportunity after a dress he made for Naomi Campbell changed hands several times...  more
  • 6

    Tom Ford

    Fashion designer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Thomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the Creative Director at luxury...  more

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  • 7

    Lauren Bush

    Model, Designer


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Lauren Pierce Bush Lauren (born June 25, 1984) is the CEO and Co-Founder of FEED Projects. She is also known for her previous career as a fashion model and designer. She is a daughter of Neil Bush...  more
  • 8


    BirthplaceOlomouc, Czech Republic

    Veronika Vařeková (born 19 June 1977) is a Czech model. Her name in the English language press is often given as Veronica Varekova....  more
  • 9

    Joel Schumacher

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners...  more

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  • 10

    Lauren Jones

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, United States of America

    For the Kentucky meteorologist Lauren Jones, see WAVE (TV). For the former Alabama meteorologist Lauren Jones, see WAFF (TV). Lauren Lorraine Jones (born August 27, 1982) is an American fashion...  more
  • 11

    Narciso Rodriguez

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Narciso Rodriguez (American Spanish: [naɾˈsiso roˈðɾiɣes]) is a Cuban American fashion designer....  more
  • 12


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran OBE (born 12 December 1959) is an English designer. He has worked on collections of womenswear and for the home, as well as productions for the stage in ballet, opera...  more
  • 13

    Rob Zombie

    Programmer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the...  more

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  • 14

    Donna Karan

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceForest Hills, New York City, New York

    Donna Karan (born Donna Ivy Faske; October 2, 1948), also known as "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels....  more
  • 15

    Bill Blass

    Fashion designer, Designer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1922-2002)

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    William Ralph Blass (June 22, 1922 – June 12, 2002) was an American fashion designer, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the recipient of many fashion awards, including seven Coty Awards and the...  more
  • 16

    Jasper Johns

    Sculptor, Painter


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art. He is well known for his depictions of...  more
  • 17

    Zang Toi

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceKelantan, Malaysia

    Zang Toi (born 11 June 1961) is a Malaysian designer....  more
  • 18

    Herbert Muschamp

    Architectural Critic, Critic

    AgeDec. at 59 (1947-2007)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Herbert Mitchell Muschamp (November 28, 1947 – October 2, 2007) was an American architecture critic....  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 88 (1882-1971)

    BirthplaceTarrytown, New York

    Rockwell Kent (June 21, 1882 – March 13, 1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor, adventurer and voyager....  more
  • 20

    Willi Smith

    Fashion designer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1948-1987)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Willi Donnell Smith (February 29, 1948 – April 17, 1987) was an American fashion designer. At the time of his death, Smith was regarded as one of the most successful African-American designers in the...  more
  • 21

    Norman Norell

    Fashion designer, Designer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1900-1972)

    BirthplaceNoblesville, Indiana

    Norman David Levinson (April 20, 1900 – October 25, 1972) known professionally as Norman Norell, was an American fashion designer famed for his elegant gowns, suits, and tailored silhouettes. His...  more
  • 22

    Anna Sui

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Anna Sui is an American fashion designer. Sui is one of the most celebrated names in American fashion, known for her timeless designs and ability to transcend eras with historical and culturally...  more
  • 23

    Ai Weiwei

    Film Producer, Cinematographer


    BirthplaceBeijing, China

    Ai Weiwei is a film producer and film director....  more
  • 24

    Luke Song

    Fashion designer, Millinery


    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Luke Song is an American contemporary high fashion milliner designer....  more
  • 25

    Derek Lam

    Fashion designer, Designer



    Derek Lam is an American fashion designer, known for using pretty, feminine fabrics combined with clean silhouettes. In addition to designing his own line, Lam works as Tod's Creative Director for...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Parsons The New School for Design and be of some renown.