"The World of Jeannine La Bate!"

Can you tell us a little bit about when you realized you were an artist? I realized that I have an eye for fashion in middle school when my mother and older sister, who are both very stylish women, would seek my advice on what shoes, scarf, or other accessories they should coordinate with their outfits before leaving the house for work or school.

How did you learn your necessary skills?

I learned my sewing and clothing construction skills from my grandmother, Penny Williams, my undergraduate professor, and KB Rust and Anna Hill during my graduate studies. I learned skills in fine arts throughout my education as well as frequenting art museums and exposure to as many cultural experiences as I could.

Are there specific challenges or opportunities that focused your career?