Born in 1982, Alexandre Blanc grew up near Toulouse in south-western France where from an early age he wanted to be a painter before deciding to train as a fashion designer at L’Ecole d’Arts Appliqués Duperré and Institut Français de la Mode.
He joined the house of Yves Saint Laurent in 2007, where he reproduced a technique of braided drape on evening gowns that he developed as a student, which was followed by a short stint at Balenciaga. In 2009, he joined Guillaume Henry in the resurrection of the house of Carven, and then decided to go freelance starting in 2012 - allowing him to collaborate with diverse brands such as Oil Sander and more recently Oscar de la Renta.
Having returned to Paris in September 2018, he created his namesake label Alexandre Blanc, for which he designs his own prints, and creates each pieces in three dimensions on a wooden mannequin in close collaboration with his design office in Milan.
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