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FN Spy: Where Is the 'Shoe Star' Now?

One year later, “FN Shoe Star” victor Rachel Fishbein is hard at work at Brown Shoe.

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One year later, “FN Shoe Star” victor Rachel Fishbein is hard at work on the Simply Vera Vera Wang line. The young designer, who was crowned the winner last summer and began work at Brown Shoe Co. in June 2011, told Spy, “There are always so many new things to learn and so many ways to improve yourself as a designer.” And Fishbein, who also completed a stint at Ars Sutoria in Italy recently (a prize awarded to the finalists), added, “One of the greatest les- sons I learned while in Italy was all the technical skills and craftsmanship for producing shoes.” So is she still in touch with fellow contestants? Busy schedules have added some roadblocks, but Fishbein said she hopes to plan a reunion soon.