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In a few short weeks, the doors of iconic London fashion school Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design will shutter at 107-109 Charing Cross Road and move northwards to the shiny new University of the Arts digs at King's Cross. The relocation is bittersweet—the studios at Charing Cross Road may be overcrowded and falling apart, the hallways may feel shabby and old, but this is the building where luminaries including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Jarvis Cocker, Sade, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, and so many others once whiled away their student days, creating their first-ever collections and learning from some of the best fashion tutors around.
Check out the tribute film short, above, that was screened at CSM's BA fashion show a couple days ago. We hear that Love editor Kate Grand is organizing a CSM building-closing celebration featuring performances by some of her BFF musician friends... stay tuned for details.
· A fitting tribute to Central Saint Martins [Grazia]