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Early life and education
Raised in Chicago, Moya became interested in fashion at a very young age, gaining inspiration from film noir and designers like Christian Dior and Charles James. He began sewing his own designs at age thirteen.
He moved to New York City in his twenties to train under various designers. In 1995, Thierry Mugler asked Moya to assist in the making of clothing for Mugler's private clientele in New York. Moya continued his work with Mugler in Paris, where he worked on the Spring 1997 collection. Moya then took a place on the design team of the French couture house of Jacques Fath. Moya moved back to New York to work on Marc Jacobs' collection, later becoming the head Pattern Maker at Zac Posen.
- "Mario Moya—Structure, Style, Luxury". Fashion on the Fly. Retrieved 15 January 2013.