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.

2014: In June of 2014, won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year.


Altuzarra F/W 14 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: February 2014
Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2014 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: December 2013
photographer: Simon Cave
Altuzarra F/W 13
Altuzarra (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2013
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Altuzarra S/S 14 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: September 2013
Altuzarra for F/W 13
mytheresa (Editorial)
published: August 2013
director: Simon Cave
Altuzarra Resort Collection 2014 Film
Altuzarra (Other)
published: June 2013
director: Simon Cave
Altuzarra Resort 2014 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2013
photographer: Simon Cave
The New Guard Fashion's Rising Stars
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: April 2013
photographer: Emma Summerton
Altuzarra F/W 13 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: February 2013
Who's Who 2012 photographed by Anna Baue...
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: November 2012

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