10 Facts About Alberta Ferretti


Alberta Ferretti is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker.

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Alberta Ferretti was among a group of Italian designers who were invited to a reception for 200 designers and retailers held by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street, in October 1988.

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In 1968, Alberta Ferretti opened her first boutique, called Jolly, in Cattolica.

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Alberta Ferretti began showing seasonal collections on the runways of Milan in 1981.

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Alberta Ferretti launched Ferretti Jeans Philosophy in 1989, renamed Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti in 1994.

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In October 1993 Alberta Ferretti presented clothes reminiscent of The Great Gatsby for the Milan ready-to-wear shows.

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Alberta Ferretti extended her the breadth of her company outside of Italy beginning with the acquisition of a building at 30 West 56th Street in New York City.

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Alberta Ferretti started Aeffe U S A, which produced and distributed clothing by Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez.

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Alberta Ferretti is known for her designs featuring twisting, tucking, and draping techniques.

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Alberta Ferretti received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2018.

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