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Antonio Berardi

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Antonio Berardi
Born1968 (age 52–53)
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
EducationCentral Saint Martins, class of 1993
OccupationFashion designer
Antonio Berardi, Extè
AwardsHarper's Bazaar Dress of the Year 2009[1]

Antonio Berardi (born 1968)[2] is a British fashion designer of Sicilian descent, known especially for his dresses. He currently shows his collection at London fashion week, but has shown at Milan and Paris in the past.[3][4]

Early life and career

Berardi was born in Grantham, in Lincolnshire.[2] His parents were Sicilians who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s.[3] He developed an interest in fashion at a young age. As a nine-year-old he saved his money for Armani shirts with leather gusset shoulders. After secondary (high) school he decided on a career in design and, after attending Lincoln College of Art and Design,[2] applied to study a fashion degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London. However, Berardi's application was rejected and he began working as an assistant to John Galliano shortly after. In 1990 he applied to Central Saint Martins for a third time and was accepted to the programme led by Wendy Dagworthy.[3][5]

Aesthetic and influences

Berardi is known for his "sensual, figure-hugging dresses" and a "striking, classical, dressed-up" style featuring "advanced fabrics and manufacturing techniques."[1] He has named music, independent film, post-modern art, Catholic symbolism, Italian art and culture, urban street style, lingerie, and the female form as his design influences.[1][3][6]

In Milan in 2003, he showed a coat illuminated with light bulbs that lit up to form a crucifix.[3] He designed the trompe-l'œil corset black-and white dress with lace detailing worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in November 2008 at the premiere of the film Two Lovers,[7] named "Dress of the Year" for 2009 by Harper's Bazaar magazine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dress of the Year 2009". Fashion Museum, Bath. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Antonio Berardi" Archived 5 May 2013 at Lincolnshire Echo 19 March 2009; retrieved 30 April 2011
  3. ^ a b c d e "Antonio Berardi profile on FMD". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 30 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Armstrong, Lisa (3 May 2013). "Antonio Berardi: Back on top thanks to Gwyneth's bottom". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Treneman, Ann (14 March 1998). "Profile: Wendy Dagworthy – Mentor a la mode". The Independent. Retrieved 6 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Antonio Berardi" London Fashion Week; retrieved 30 April 2011
  7. ^ "Profile of a fashion innovator: Antonio Berardi". The Guardian. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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