Issue #137

Andrea Ciaraldi

Il Visionario

Graduate in Italy in Rome at Istituto D’arte “Silvio D’Amico” specializzazione in Arte del Tessuto
Design at Mila Schon for 9 years working on Couture and Ready to Wear
Design Director at Giorgio Armani for ready to wear and Armani Prive
Design Director at Valentino for Haute Couture and Ready to Wear
Creative Director at Ralph Lauren Women’s Collection

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I work as Creative Director at Ralph Lauren and I have the pleasure to work with one of the most iconic legendary man in the world!
I’m a big love collector I love ancient French Lamps and I collect old Chinese print from 20th century its fun traveling all over the world and buy stuff for your homes.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

New York was always in my blood and in my mind… I used to come in this city for work and for pleasure and I was always dreaming one day to come here and live here as a New Yorker..

Please share your best memory in the City.

I will never forget the first time I arrived in this city the first night I had dinner at The River Cafe…and I was completely in love about the view and the lights of this magic City and from there I started dreaming..

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I’ve always been in the Upper East Side and I feel this is my neighbor and my city… I love the peace the quite and the green of Central Park. I choose this outfit to show my changes and my sensibility now working for this iconic American brand.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I think this is a great idea to do a book about Italians that had the courage to change their life and be very well established in this country giving their knowledge, culture and experience.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the Italian style/culture abroad?

I always feel very proud and honored to be an Italian that live in America I’m bringing and I’m sharing my vision my taste and my lifestyle to this culture and its amazing how this two very different world can join and live together. Experiences is the key to grow and see many other point of views that help your creativity into many other levels.

  • Shots

    78

  • Time

    240 mins

  • City

    New York

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