Italian fashion designer Maurizio Galante is one of the most respected Parisian couturiers. Over the past 30 years, his creative talent and body of work has earned him numerous prestigious awards in Italy, France and beyond.
In 2008 he was made ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres à Paris’ by the Ministry of Culture for his contribution to the French fashion industry. He has presented his haute couture collections in Paris since 1991 as an official member of the very closed circle of the ‘Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture’ ; a prestigious group of Parisian fashion houses.
With a focus on the transversal approach, his vision emphasises the meeting point between the different disciplines of design, architecture, fashion and art. His creations, in many aeras it addresses, are "objects of desire", the "conversation pieces" destined to elicite emotions. His inspiration and his approach embrace and transfigure traditional craftsmanship in exquisite designs, stylish and contemporary.
He designs costumes for theatre and opera, and has worked with famous directors, including Luca Ronconi and Giorgio Ferrara for the Piccolo Theatre of Milan, the Rome Opera, and Spoleto Festival Theatre.
Maurizio Galante creations are included in the permanent collections of prominent international Fashion and Art museums and he has participated in various exhibitions, including the Victoria & Albert museum in London, the Museum of Decorative Arts in the Louvre in Paris, Galliera museum in Paris, Kyoto Fashion Museum, MOMA museum of modern art in New York, Grand Palais in Paris, the Museum of Art and Industry in Saint Etienne, Triennial Design museum in Milan, MUDAM Modern Art Museum in Luxembourg, and Pompidou Centre in Paris.