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.