He was designated by Guy Laroche, shortly before his death, as his successor in haute-couture. Angelo Tarlazzi took up the offer from 1989 to 1993, while continuing to direct his own fashion house.
At the age of nineteen, Italian born Angelo Tarlazzi created his first fashion collection for the Roman couture-house, Carosa.
After a three year stint in Paris, employed by Jean Patou and then as assistant to head of couture Michel Goma, he found himself acting as an independent fashion stylist in New York, Paris, Rome, and Milan.
A huge contributer to the then up and coming ready-to-wear fashion establishments like Laura Biagiotti or Basile, in 1972, he returned to Paris to become the artistic director for Jean Patou couture, ready to wear fashions and accessories.
After two seasons with the John Patou fashion house for the show’s finale, he created four evening gowns by draping and knotting silk scarves around the models in the form of a simple pareo. These “kerchief” dresses appeared in later fashion collections as trousers, skirts or capes much to the delight of the fashion press.
The year 1977 saw Angelo Tarlazzi create his own ready to wear fashion line and his first presentation was held in an art gallery.
ANGELO TARLAZZI DIFFUSION
52 rue du Faubourg Poissonière
75 010 PARIS