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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 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
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
play
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
play
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
Official web site:
altuzarra.com