More than one hundred high school students from across the nation were invited to the White House to get the inside scoop on the industry from the who’s who of fashion, including Zac Posen, Diane von Furstenberg, and even Anna Wintour. (We’re just going to assume our invitation got lost in the mail or something.)
Wearing a black and navy number designed by an actual Fashion Institute of Technology student, FLOTUS addressed the young hopefuls, saying:
“You’ve got to hone your skills in college or at design school, you’ve got to be willing to take some risks and you also have to be prepared to fail. A lot. All of these are essential for the journey.”
Watch the rest of her speech, along with the panel discussion, in the video below.
PHOTO CREDIT: Splash