About Catherine Malandrino:
Catherine Malandrino is a French fashion designer. She was born in 1963 in Grenoble, France and now splits her time between New York City and Paris.
I knew from my youngest age I wanted to be a fashion designer. I was always draping fabric and working with color palettes.
When you love somebody, it's like in a couple - you want to create something. Sometimes, it's a baby.
Fur is my default, my indulgence. All human beings and myself have a lot of defaults. Many indulgences.
Every woman in America has a French dream in her head, especially a Parisian one.
I grew up in the Alps and France, and Barbie was my first exposure to the American woman. For me she was blonde, she was free and she was fun.
Fashion responds to the economic climate by providing a way to lift a woman's spirits.