Yigal Azrouël

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Yigal Azrouël, September 2011

Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli American New York based fashion designer. He was born in Israel to a family French-Moroccan Jewish extraction and currently lives in the United States.[1]


In 1998, Yigal Azrouël launched his first collection in New York. The following year, he began his participation with 7th on 6th/NY Fashion Week. In August 2000, he opened a full service showroom and production facility in the New York Garment District, a which produces 90% of his products.[1]

In February 2003, he opened his first freestanding boutique, designed by Dror Benshetrit, in Manhattan's Meatpacking District on West 14th Street.[1]

In July 2004, Azrouël was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.[2] In October 2004 Azrouël showed his Spring/Summer 2005 collection at the Ritz Paris for his first international showing.

In 2009, at New York's Fashion Week 2009, Yigal Azrouel fired his front-of-house publicist, People Revo-lution's Kelly Cutrone, for allowing sex columnist Ashley Alexandra Dupre to sit in the front row at his show instead of turning her away from the show.[3]


Azrouël, who received no formal training in fashion design,[4] is best known for his feminine designs and expert draping techniques.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "The Cut - Yigal Azrouël". nymag.com. 
  2. ^ "Yigal Azrouel". 
  3. ^ Schreffler, Laura (15 February 2009). "More Ashley Dupre drama at Fashion Week". Daily News (New York). 
  4. ^ Khazzoom, Loolwa (3 August 2006). "Sabra rags become riches". The Jerusalem Post. 
  5. ^ Catton, Pia (3 February 2006). "An Intimate Moment With Fashion". New York Sun. 

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