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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

Joseph Altuzarra & Vanessa Traina
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: Spring 2015
photographer: Matthew Sprout
Altuzarra Pre Fall 2015 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: December 2014
photographer: Paul Maffi
Joseph Altuzarra and Seth Weissman Weddi...
VOGUE.com (Other)
published: November 2014
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Altuzarra S/S 15 Show
Altuzarra (Shows)
published: 09/06/2014
Cut To The Future
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: September 2014
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
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Altuzarra for Target Fall 2014
Target (Advertising)
published: Fall 2014
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Altuzarra Resort 2015 Lookbook
Altuzarra (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: June 2014
The CFDA Awards: The Nominees 2014
WWD (Other)
published: May 2014
photographer: George Chinsee
CFDA Journal 2014 Designer Portraits
CFDA (Other)
published: May 2014
photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Altuzarra: What Women Want
Telegraph Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2014
Official web site:
altuzarra.com