Joseph Altuzarra

Joseph Altuzarra
OccupationClothing designer

Joseph Altuzarra (born 1983), is a French-American luxury women's ready-to-wear clothing designer. He launched his brand, Altuzarra, in New York in 2008. His brand is influenced by his multicultural upbringing and his international education in fashion. His design of a women's evening gown was featured on the runway of the 2019 Met Gala evening. Altuzarra was one of the judges in season 1 of Amazon's Making the Cut.


Altuzarra was born in 1983 in Paris, to a Chinese-American mother and a French father. His parents are both investment bankers. As a boy he studied ballet for eight years. Altuzarra graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Art and Art History. Upon heading to New York, he interned at Marc Jacobs before his post at Proenza Schouler. Seeking to further enhance his technical construction skills, Altuzarra then apprenticed with patternmaker Nicolas Caïto, the former head of the Rochas atelier. Altuzarra later returned to Paris, working as first assistant to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci.

In 2019, his design of a women's all gold, full-length evening gown was worn by Awkwafina at the 2019 Met Gala whom he accompanied on the runway and entrance staircase on the evening of the event.


Year Title
2014 CFDA Award
2013 Crain's New York Business 40 Under 40
2013 US Woolmark Prize Winner
2012 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design
2012 Forbes 30 Under 30
2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award
2010 Out 100 Vanguard of the Year
2010 Fashion Group International Rising Star of the Year
2010 Ecco Domani Award


  1. ^ a b "Joseph Altuzarra - Voguepedia". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ Horyn, Cathy (26 April 2013). "For Altuzarra, a Ballet Debut". New York Times. New YOrk City, United States. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  3. ^ Forbes magazine. 6 May 2019. "The Best-Dressed Celebrities on the Met Gala 2019 Red Carpet". By Celia Shatzman.

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