Joseph Altuzarra



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 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 & Vanessa Traina
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: Spring 2015
photographer: Matthew Sprout

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