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Joseph Altuzarra

Designer

biography

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.

updates

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2017 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: November 2016
photographer: Bruno Staub
Altuzarra S/S 17 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: 09/11/2016
The State of Fashion
Interview Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2016
photographer: David Bailey
CFDA Journal 2016
CFDA (Editorial)
published: June 2016
photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Altuzarra Resort 2017 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2016
Altuzarra F/W 16 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: 02/13/2016
The Daily September 14, 2015 Cover
The Daily (Magazine Cover)
published: 09/14/2015
photographer: Giorgio Niro
Altuzarra S/S 16 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: 09/12/2015
Altuzarra Pre Spring 2016 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: 06/01/2015
Altuzarra F/W 15 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: 02/14/2015

Joseph Altuzarra in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed
Official web site:
altuzarra.com

Web and social links