Alberta Ferretti

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Alberta Ferretti (Gradara, 1950) is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti. Her showroom is in Milan, Italy but her studio is in the picturesque village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy.<ref name=philosophy/cstop telling liesShe was among a group of Italian designers who were invited to a reception for 200 designers and retailers held by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street, in October 1988.For a Chief of State, No Wrinkles, Please, New York Times, October 11, 1988, pg. B6.

In 1968 Alberta Ferretti opened her first little boutique, called Jolly, in Cattolica. She designed a first collection in 1973 and was co–founder of Aeffe (a clothing manufacturer and distributor) in 1976. She began showing seasonal collections on runways of Milan, Italy, in 1981. She launched Ferretti Jeans Philosophy in 1989, renamed Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti in 1994. In 1994 she renovated a 13th–century castle into the Palazzo Viviani hotel in Montegridolfo.

In October 1993 Ferretti presented clothes reminiscent of The Great Gatsby for the Milan ready-to-wear shows.One of her designs was a long and trim gingham dress, in pale blue. A flapper showed a beige crocheted dress styled just above the knee. Her renditions of the toga for the production were diverse. They were simple gowns, some of them short, otherslong and draped.Real Clothes Look Radical, New York Times,...
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