Joseph Altuzarra

Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Arthur Elgort | CFDA Journal Portraits 2011




Country of origin: France
1983: Born in Paris to a Chinese-American mother and French father. His multicultural upbringing and keen interest in French culture including art, ballet and film are key influences throughout his collections.

2004: Graduates from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Art and Art History.
Moves to New York, interns at Marc Jacobs.

2005: Works as freelance designer at Proenza Schouler.
Apprentices with patternmaker Nicolas Caïto, former head of Rochas atelier.

2006: Returns to Paris, as first assistant to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci.

2008: Launches Altuzarra, with a debut collection of 15 pieces.

2009: Debuts first runway show for Spring 2010 RTW collection, lauded by Vogue as a “great, confident performance.”

2010: Wins both the Ecco Domani award and Fashion Group International’s Rising Star of the Year.

2011: Wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize.

2012: Wins Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design.
Appears on Forbes’s 30 Under 30.

2013: Altuzarra wins the inaugural CFDA branding initiative.
Appears on WWD’s Ten of Tomorrow.
Designs costumes for New York City Ballet’s Pas de Deux A Place for Us.


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Harper's Bazaar (Editorial)
published: October 2012
photographer: Terry Richardson
Take Manhattan
Numéro (Other)
published: September 2012
photographer: Damon Baker
Altuzarra S/S 13 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: September 2012
The Vogue 120
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2012
photographer: Norman Jean Roy
Altuzarra Resort 2013 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2012
photographer: Simon Cave
Altuzzara Resort 2013 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2012
CFDA 2012 Journal
CFDA (Editorial)
published: June 2012
photographer: Craig McDean
Joseph Altuzarra
Flaunt (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2012
photographer: Robert Nethery
Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2012 portraits
Event (Other)
published: March 2012
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Joseph Altuzarra
Bund Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2012
photographer: Simon Cave

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