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I have only one suggestion:

Did you use French when you emailed them? If not, maybe try try again that way. I'm assuming that it's probably a prime requirement that you be fluent in French in order to work there. So, if the email was in English, they may have opted to ignore your request for information.

Their language is a source of pride to the French people ... and you will be in Paris, probably working with mostly French speaking employees, so I think this will be important.

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Thanks for the reply BetteT. I did email them in English, I did contemplate French but my French is very basic (I am learning atm) and I didn't want to say the wrong thing. Perhaps I will attempt it again in French.

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Just to update I have now send them correspondence in French, hopefully this prompts a response.

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Worth a try .... at least it can't hurt.

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Just to update I have now send them correspondence in French, hopefully this prompts a response.
PM me if you need any help with your French next time

And as BetteT said, it can't hurt. Trying is always worth it one way or another.

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Hi everyone, just wanted to post an update and say that I didn't receive a reply to either attempt at contacting them about internships. My next thought was to try to find someone currently employed by Margiela (perhaps via Linkedin or whatever it's called) and ask them.

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That's a great idea. Keep trying!!!

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This week, from tFS something that is good to consider if you are about to intern: A quote from Christian Siriano:
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2016 fashion interns, take note: The fashion industry is fast-paced and can be a lot to take on. Here are a few secrets to working in the industry that nobody tells you.

1. Working for a small brand is more beneficial.

A lot of young people that are interested in the fashion industry aspire to intern or work at popular or large companies, however, I think it is actually best to get your training with smaller brands. It is with a small company that you get the true hands-on experience and knowledge. Since you are working with a smaller team, they are able to teach you more and actually involve you in their process. There is a big difference between being on a team of 10 to 20 people rather than being on a team of 50 or more.
To see more ... here's the article: http://www.thefashionspot.com/runway...ustry-secrets/

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I'm an MBA candidate with a background in architectural design, and I'm looking to find an internship in the industry (either in buying or product development). There has been a lot of pushback in recent years about unpaid internships, and I definitely did my fair share of unpaid work in undergrad and after. I'm certainly too qualified now to be working for free (and it isn't financially feasible), as I can offer very real skills that would be of use to a company. Problem is, it seems like many fashion internships are still unpaid (read: little skill or pre-existing knowledge required) and thus I'm seen as overqualified. Anyone else experience this problem? Any ideas on how to navigate it?

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Internships (at least in the U.S.) are for learning about the environment and business in which you plan to have a career. Interning is important for making connections and if you play the game well, these people can sometimes connect you with the right people, when you are ready to apply for a real job. Hopefully, you have maintained a lot of those connections you made when you were working for free (interning).

Based on what you said, what you need is a paid entry level job (not an internship) if you have the skills and education required. If you are ready to get paid employment, let all of those people (your connections that you made when interning) know and ask if they know who is hiring, and ask for referrals.

Good luck!!

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