ALTUZARRA

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Altuzarra seeks to inspire confidence, modernity and unapologetic sexiness. Born and raised in Paris, Joseph Altuzarra has been keenly interested in the transformative power of fashion from a young age. His multicultural Franco-American upbringing and avid interest in different facets of culture ranging from dance, film and literature to fine art and crafts make up key influences throughout his collections.

In 2008, Joseph launched his eponymous brand in New York with the vision of building a modern wardrobe for women to feel confident and sexy in their everyday lives. His debut collection consisted of a tightly edited capsule of fifteen sensual yet assertive looks. Altuzarra made its runway debut during the Fall Winter 2009 season, attracting the attention of Vogue and Carine Roitfeld alike, who wore the coat from the opening look during Paris Fashion Week two weeks later. Since then, Altuzarra has become a wardrobe and red carpet staple alike for the confident women around the world including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Evan Rachel Wood, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra and Nicole Kidman.

In 2011, Altuzarra was crowned the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner, receiving the support and endorsement of the American fashion industry at large. Since then, Joseph has received numerous accolades for his work, from Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design, the Woolmark Prize as well as Business of Fashion’s #BoF500 for five years running.