Catherine Malandrino

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Catherine Malandrino
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Catherine Malandrino - Fashion Designer
Grenoble, France
ResidenceNew York City
OccupationFashion designer

Catherine Malandrino is a French fashion designer. She was born in Grenoble, France and now splits her time between New York City, Paris and the south of France.


After graduating from Esmod Paris, she learned in Parisian Couture houses Louis Féraud and Emanuel Ungaro, Et Vous and then joined Diane Von Furstenberg in New York. In 1998, she created her own fashion house in the city blending French romance and American pulse. In 2001, her Flag collection made Catherine a worldwide fashion sensation. On September 11, the Flag dress became the symbol of strength and feminity for American women and has been worn by countless celebrities including Meryl Streep, Madonna, Halle Berry, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige


Book launch on Nov 14th, Une Femme Française, St Martins Press, pre-order on Amazon
HSN (home shopping network), exclusive collection for HSN: "French Rendez-Vous"
Lifetime Brand Home Collection


2002 - Repetto, French shoe company
limited edition collection of ballerina shoes
2009 - Cointreau, French liquor company
design of the bottle and the packaging - won the Silver Pentaward Design Packaging
2010 - BMW, German car company
inspiration behind the new car Nomad based on the S/S 2010 collection, worldwide media exposure on CondeNast publications
2010 - Mary J. Blige x Catherine Malandrino fashion and music collaboration, MoMA fashion show
2011 - Lacoste, French apparel house
Lacoste womenswear collection USA (4 collections)
2012 - Kohl's, American department store
guest designer, design nation collection for Kohl's USA

Operations and Ownership of brand[edit]

In August 2013, "Bluestar Alliance, LLC and Tahari ASL bought the Catherine Malandrino brand" "from Tahari ASL. Catherine Malandrino stepped out of the group as creative director to explore new facets of fashion and style.


Honors and awards[edit]

2000: Member of the Council of Fashion Designer of America (CFDA)
2010: Pratt Institute Fashion Icon Award
2015: The Chevalier medal of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, she was honored in the salon of the French embassy in New York for her contribution to the enrichment of French cultural inheritance


Catherine Malandrino's boutique appeared in the TV series Sex and the City
Catherine Malandrino as guest judge in Project Runway - twice
Catherine Malandrino as guest judge in Make Me a Supermodel - 8 times


Mémoire de Mode written by Catherine Malandrino in 2008 published by Assouline
Une Femme Française written by Catherine Malandrino in 2017 published by St Martins Press