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Designer of the Week: Catherine Malandrino

Designer of the Week: Catherine Malandrino
2010/06/22 Maya H.

Think color, femininity, and individuality and you're barking up the right tree for Catherine Malandrino.  She's our designer of the week so, here are the Top 10 tidbits about her:

  • Catherine was born in Grenoble, France and by the age of 8, she already knew what she wanted to do with her life!! (does anyone feel like an underachiever??)
  • She studied at Esmod in Paris and afterwards worked in the houses of Emanuel Ungaro, Louis Feraud, and at Et Vous
  • Catherine's true entrance into fashion design came in 1998 as Diane Von Furstenberg's head designer
  • The same year, she met the love of her life, Bernard Aiden!
  • Her very first collection was called "Collage"
  • Since then she's clearly had several collections including the "Flag" and "Hallelujah” collections in 2001; the latter was presented in the renowned New York City landmark The Apollo Theater in Harlem
  • Catherine uses all sorts of materials in her designs, from synthetic polyester to more natural designs like a cashmere dress
  • Catherine Malandrino Limited Edition was launched in Fall 2002 - a higher priced collection with a very exclusive distribution. A new luxury approach to dressing, Catherine Malandrino Limited edition is a line of ninety pieces, each piece with its own strong individuality
  • Oh yeah, her Soho store in the 2002 movie "Sex and The City"....needless to say, her popularity skyrocketed!
  • Malandrino clothing is trademarked by its bright, bold coloring and feminine womanliness!

I personally own several of her dresses and they never seem to go out of style....what about you?  BTW - does anyone know what year she was born?!