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Stephan Janson

Born: 1957
Birthplace: Paris, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Fashion Designer

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Milan-based couturier

Cites as influences Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo Takada, and Diane von Furstenberg. His first YSL show, attended when he was just 14 by the arrangements of Pierre Bergé, made an incredible impression on the lad. Apprenticed under Kenzo Takada. Worked 6 years for Furstenberg, after which she gifted him with Diane Fifth Avenue, the company they made together. In 1989 he launched his own brand from Milan in 1989.

Boyfriend: Umberto Pasti (novelist)

    Trade School: École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne

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