Kate Crouch, Oak Cliff native and expatriate in Paris, was a very sweet and humble interviewee for the piece in February’s Advocate CliffDweller. The dress she wore for her photo shoot with photographer Can Turkyilmaz was one of the first she ever designed. She has since created dozens of pieces for Yves Saint Laurent, among other labels, and I asked if she could share some of those designs, but since the designs are considered the label’s property, she is not allowed to share them.

She did, however, send me some examples of designs from her days in Paris fashion school, and I created a slideshow of those. They look very Euro chic.