About the Instructor
Vashti de Verteuil studied apparel design and merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Design in NYC. She went on to open her wholesale accessories company, became a successful freelance designer of belts, scarves, and jewelry for Yves St Laurent and other Parisian couture houses. She exhibited and sold her collections at Accessories Trade Shows for over 17 years, with showroom reps in four states and Hong Kong. Her jewelry, belts, and accessories sold to department stores, specialty stores, and boutiques across the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Caribbean. She founded and co-owned the retail store Gallery Vercon in the East Village until 2016. She is a teaching professor at Parsons The New School for Design. She designs jewelry collections, exhibits at select jewelry shows, and designs couture bridal accessories for a major bridal house.