Designer diaries- 01

May 11, 2017



Natacha Ramsay- Levi 

Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Clare Waight Keller and Hannah MacGibbon and Karl Lagerfeld 
Company: Chole

Founded by: Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir 
Established in 1952 


Education: BA in fashion from Ravensbourne College of Art, MA in Fashion KnitwearThe Royal College of Art 



Womenswear at Calvin Klein

Designer at Ralph Lauren

Senior designer of Purple Label Menswear 

Senior designer at Gucci (alongside Francisco Costa and Christopher Bailey)

Creative director of Pringle of Scotland 

Ceative director of Chloé


Unique accomplishment: Scottish Cashmere Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards









Maria Grazia Chiuri

Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Ralph Simons, john Galliano, Yes Saint Laurent
Company: Dior

Founded by: Christian Dior
Established in 1946


Education: Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome



Accessories Designer, Fendi

Co- creative Director, valentino (along with Pierpaolo Piccioli)

Creative Director, Christian Dior Couture


Unique accomplishment: The first female artistic director in the brand’s history









Paul Surridge

Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Peter Dundas, Roberto cavalli 
Company: Roberto Cavalli 

Founded by: Roberto Cavalli 
Established in 1970


Education: English graduate of Central Saint Martins, London



Designer, Calvin Klein

Senior designer, Burberry

Head of men's wear, Jil Sander

Creative Director, Z Zegna

Consultant, Men's wear, Acne Studios


Unique accomplishment: His CV doesn’t make him an obvious choice for Cavalli, with its high-glam, haute bohemian legacy.




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