03/29/2011 11:45 am ET | Updated May 29, 2011

Behind The Scenes with Fashion Designer Lauren Lein

New York and Paris are, of course, fashion capitals, but Chicago is growing its fashion industry and becoming its own force to be reckoned with. In this segment from the first episode of Fear No Art Chicago on WTTW, long-time Chicago fashion veteran Lauren Lein ( a.k.a. Chicago's Lady GaGa) talks about the growing and thriving fashion community and how young Chicago designers are getting noticed.

Episode 3 of Fear No ART Chicago on WTTW, featuring actresses Joan Cusack ( in a rare interview) and Joyce Piven, puppeteer Blair Thomas and artist Tony Fitzpatrick, airs this Thursday, March 31 at 10 PM and on Sunday, April 3 at Noon.

It is sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, the L.H. Selman Gallery of Fine Glass Paperweights, Chicago Art Leasing and Disaster Planning and Response Art Rescue.