After his brilliant career in Paris, two schools in Kosovo and Skopje: “Design Factory” and “The International Fashion Institute Izet Curi”.
Since 2011, he has been leading the sewing and model making workshops1 of the Fashion Federation (certification body for fashion diplomas). He was also appointed artistic director of the Macedonian company Astibo in the same year.
He notably designed the uniforms of the pilots of the Patrouille de France and the decoration of their planes, and the costumes of the hostesses of the Cannes Film Festival.
Izet Curi has gained his invaluable knowledge and experience while working with the best fashion designers such as: Hermes International, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Chloe and Chanel. These are just a few names that have marked his career path.
Born on September 2, 1948 in Kosovo, he spent his childhood in Skopje, raised by his mother with his 8 brothers and sisters. He began sewing in 1962, at the age of 13. At that time, the children went to school only in the morning, and his mother, in order to prevent him from wandering, forced all his children to learn a trade. She choose for him: it will be sewing! He accepted it without hesitation, and to learned with the best craftsman. He will learn the manual art of cutting, molding, embroidery and tailoring. In 1966, he even managed the shop.
In the 1970s, he decided to move to Paris in order to improve his skills. He arrives in France, aged 21, where he managed to find a place in the workshop of a subcontractor of the Hermès brand. In 1973, he was offered a position there, where he stayed for 4 years.
In 1975, he met Thierry Mugler, who "revolutionized fashion by the unique and modern style of his designs", according to Izet. In 1977, he became the model maker of this very young fashion house.
During his collaboration with Thierry Mugler, he met Azzedine Alaïa. In 1981, Izet Curi helped him found his own fashion house. They worked together until 1988. In 1994, he returned as technical director of his garment workshops.
In 1997 Izet Curi created his first haute couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Between 2000 and 2007, Izet Curi collaborated with renowned designers and brands such as Anne Valérie Hash, Pascal Humbert, Chloé, and Frédéric Molenac, Jean-Claude Jitrois, Chanel and Christian Lacroix.
In 1989, Izet Curi had the opportunity to make costumes for cinema and theater. It was at this time that he became the official tailor of various personalities such as Richard Berry, Isabelle Adjani, Christophe Lambert, Josiane Balasko, Gérard Depardieu, Johnny Hallyday and Emir Kusturica.