Designers

Catherine Malandrino

Fashion Designer

United States • New York City • New York

Taurus • 22 April 1963

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Catherine Malandrino

Born in Grenoble, in the French Alps from Italian parents, Catherine Malandrino had ambitions to be a global luxury designer from a very young age, sketching dresses as a child. She began her professional career in Paris after graduating from Esmod.

Subsequently, she worked in the fashion houses of Dorothee Bis, Louis Feraud, Emanuel Ungaro, and in the 1990s, was the creative force at the French label “Et Vous”.

Malandrino pursued her childhood dreams in Paris couture houses until 1997, when she met her business partner, Bernard Aidan, and followed her heart to New York City. After relaunching the Diane von Furstenberg collection, she and Mr. Aidan started their own labels, the Catherine Malandrino Collection and the Catherine Malandrino Limited Edition.

Malandrino has been described in the French press as the most photographed French woman in America after the Statue of Liberty. She arrived on the fashion scene with the idea of blending philosophies – the romance and elegance of Paris with the energy of Manhattan, as well as the couture of France and the casualness of the U.S. As a French designer in New York, Ms. Malandrino has a universal appeal. Her vision for her designer clothes is summarized in the following quote: “I want to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.”

She channels her energy into poetic designs that encourage women to express their personality. With unique craftsmanship, color palette, and innovative draping skills, she conveys a timeless femininity and “joie de vivre” that Malandrino values in her own life. Infusing this idea with a youthful spirit, Malandrino delivers a chic, feminine, and recognizable silhouette.

High-profile celebrities Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, and Heidi Klum have all been featured on magazine covers wearing her designs. This fashion forward designer also has a large following of couture fashionistas such as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Winona Ryder, Julia Roberts, Mary J Blige, and Nicole Kidman. Malandrino has an understanding and intuition that defies seasons.

She began her love story with America when she presented the iconic “Flag” collection in 2001.  Her irresistible combination of patriotism, audacity, and femininity was acclaimed by the media.The same year, she abolished boundaries, presenting her “Hallelujah” collection in the renowned New York City landmark The Apollo Theater in Harlem. In 2002, cult sensation Sex and the City featured Catherine’s Soho boutique. Since then, Catherine has continued to show the world that femininity is a strength and that clothes are a means for women to unveil their individuality.

She channels her energy into poetic designs that encourage women to express their personality. With unique craftsmanship, color palette, and innovative draping skills, she conveys a timeless femininity and ìjoie de vivreî that Catherine values in her own life. Infusing this idea with a youthful spirit, Catherine Malandrino delivers a chic, feminine, and recognizable silhouette.

Malandrino currently designs two collections: her contemporary Catherine Malandrino line and her runway line Malandrino which features shoes and accessories including jewelry, handbags, and belts. The company operates today 11 boutiques and the collections are represented in more than 400 doors around the world.

Catherine Malandrino
Showroom contact
International Sales Executive

275 West 39th Street
10018 New York, United States
Marina Cortbawi
T : +1 (212) 840 0106 ext. 134
F : +1 (212) 840 0330
[email protected]

Catherine Malandrino
Showroom contact
South & Latin America International Sales Executive

275 West 39th Street
10018 New York, United States
Ana Santos
T : +1 (212) 840 0106 exr. 147
F : +1 (212) 840 0330
[email protected]

Catherine Malandrino
Showroom contact

South East and Canada Senior Account Manager
275 West 39th Street
10018 New York, United States
Cheryl Alexander
T : +1 (212) 840 0106 ext. 122
F : +1 (212) 840 0330
[email protected]

Catherine Malandrino
Showroom contact
South and Midwest Senior Account Manager

275 West 39th Street
10018 New York, United States
Caroline Scott
T : +1 (212) 840 0106 ext. 123
F : +1 (212) 840 0330
[email protected]ino.com

LA Showroom
10Eleven Showroom
T : +1 (323) 428 6650

Marketing – communication
Jamie Pauker Dardashtian
T : +1 (212) 840 0106 ext. 139
F : +1 (212) 768 9679
[email protected]

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