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Alberta Ferretti (Cattolica,in 5 November 1950) is an Italian fashion designer and dressmaker. She designs for her namesake brand Alberta Ferretti, and designed for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti until 2014. Her showroom is in MilanItaly but her studio is in the village of Cattolica, near Rimini, Italy. She 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.

In 1968, Alberta Ferretti opened her first boutique, called Jolly, in Cattolica. She designed a first collection in 1973 and co-founded Aeffe S.p.A [it] (a publicly traded clothing manufacturer and distributor) in 1976. She began showing seasonal collections on the runways of Milan 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, others long and draped.

Ferretti extended her the breadth of her company outside of Italy beginning with the acquisition of a building at 30 West 56th Street in New York City. She started Aeffe U.S.A., which produced and distributed clothing by MoschinoRifat OzbekJean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez. Aeffe is owned by Ferretti and her brother, Massimo. The locale also became the hub for marketing her own collections.

By 1998 she opened in-store boutiques for selling her signature and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti lines at Bergdorf Goodman. Next she obtained her initial American freestanding store in SoHo. This business, near Prince Street, is exclusively for her Philosophy collection. It is a lower priced edition of Ferretti's signature line, intended for younger women. In contrast to most designers, she started boutiques for her secondary lines prior to opening a flagship store for her signature collection. Ferretti's West Broadway building is located next door to a Rizzoli bookstore. It is a Federal style architecture townhouse built in the late 19th century. It was renovated with a three-story glass front and skylights, so that the interior was filled with natural light. The store was designed by Manhattan architect David Ling. It is a pristinely white 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) shop.Ferretti signed a licensing deal with Procter & Gamble for a fragrance line in 2000.

Ferretti is known for her designs featuring twisting, tucking, and draping techniques. Her style employs a subtle layered look, sometimes showing a hint of hand-beaded gauze which extends slightly beneath the hem of a wool dress. The erotic qualities of the chiffon and jersey fashions she introduced for her spring 2008 fashion collection is evident in the look of her dresses. Many of them are cut high in the front and draped low in the back. Her target customer is the cocktail crowd. Specifically the dresses are party frocks, above the knee, and enhanced by rhinestone rosettes and armour-like chain mail. Feretti's collection includes pleated bubbled coats, toga-like minidresses and skirts, and a sparse number of gowns of soft mint green and white hues. The minidresses and skirts were shown with ethereal models wearing metallic gladiator flats.

In July 2011 her collection was presented at the catwalk of The Brandery fashion show in Barcelona.

She received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2018.

 

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Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 03.04 (Advertisements)

Model: Unknown

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2015 (Advertisement)

Models: Alisa Ahmann, Valery Kaufman & Natalie Westling

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

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worldmags.net (W Magazine March 2015)

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2016 (Advertisement)

Models: Liya Kebede & Amber Valletta

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh 

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magazinepdf.net (Vogue Italia March 2016)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 89.90 (Advertisements)

Model: Linda Evangelista

Photographer: Fabrizio Ferri

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1989)

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Ferretti Studio & Jeans Philosophy Fall/Winter 89.90 (Advertisements)

Model: Linda Evangelista

Photographer: Fabrizio Ferri

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1989)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 88.89 (Advertisements)

Models: Lara Harris & Unknowns

Photographer: Martin Brading

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1988)

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Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 1996 (Advertisement)

Model: Unknown

Photographer: Mark Borthwick

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia March 1996)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 04.05 (Advertisements)

Model/Star: Vittoria Puccinia

Photographer: Steven Klein

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 2004)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 94.95 (Advertisements)

Models: Shalom Harlow, Trish Goff & Jaime Rishar

Photographer: Steven Meisel

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1994)

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 1996 (Advertisements)

Models: Amber Valletta & Shalom Harlow

Photographer: Steven Meisel

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia March 1996)

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2008 (Advertisement)

Models: Agnete Hegelund & Kamila Filipcikova

Photographer: Steven Meisel

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My own scan (US Vogue February 2008)

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 1988 (Advertisements)

Model/Star: Isabelle Pasco

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia January 1988)

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Ferretti Studio & Jeans Spring/Summer 1987 (Advertisements)

Model: Unknown

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia February 1st, 1987)

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Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 99.00 (Advertisements)

Model: Unknown

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1999)

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Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 1987 (Advertisements)
Model: Cecilia Chancellor
Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia February 1st, 1987)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 03.04 (Advertisements)

Model: Laetitia Casta

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia July & October 2003)

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Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 98.99 (Advertisement)

Model: Lonneke Engel

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia August 1998)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 98.99 (Advertisement)

Models: Lida & Alexandra Egorova

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia August 1998)

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Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 99.00 (Advertisements)

Models: Noot Seear & Unknown

Photographer: Paolo Roversi

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archivio.vogue.it (Vogue Italia October 1999)

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