He was born in Paris, but moved to USA to study art and hisory. He went on an internship at Marc Jacobs, worked as a freelance design assistant for Proenza Schouler and Nicolas Caito, a french patternmaker in New York City before returning to Paris to work for Givenchy.
Together with the international public relations manager of Givenchy, Coline Choay he finally returned to New York to form his own label in 2008.
He has no formal fashion education and learned the business the hard way. But nevertheless he made it. It just shows that there is always a way. . .
I think The Award is well deserved. Check out my previous post on the subject and Joseph Altuzurra´s website here.