Alberta Ferretti is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker.
12 Facts About Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti's showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in her native village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy.
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.
In 1968, Alberta Ferretti opened her first boutique, called Jolly, in Cattolica.
Alberta Ferretti began showing seasonal collections on the runways of Milan in 1981.
Alberta Ferretti launched Ferretti Jeans Philosophy in 1989, renamed Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti in 1994.
In October 1993 Ferretti presented clothes reminiscent of The Great Gatsby for the Milan ready-to-wear shows.
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.
Alberta Ferretti started Aeffe USA, which produced and distributed clothing by Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez.
Alberta Ferretti is known for her designs featuring twisting, tucking, and draping techniques.
Alberta Ferretti's style employs a subtle layered look, sometimes showing a hint of hand-beaded gauze which extends slightly beneath the hem of a wool dress.
Alberta Ferretti received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2018.