Springsteen had Levi's; Aaliyah had Hilfiger. Gaga and Rihanna? They're trying Dolan's oversized jean jackets on for size.
Before they graduate, MFA students at the Parsons School of Design in New York are required to take a class on how to give a good interview. Sitting barefoot and cross-legged on a floral couch in his apartment, Matt Dolan is one of the few recent alumni actually putting those mock trials to use -- though he admits, "I'm not the best at it." The reason behind the hype? The 28-year-old is among a handful of designers whose golden ticket came directly from Rihanna and Lady Gaga.