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  • Charles Youssef

    Part-time Assistant Professor


    Office Location
    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Charles Youssef


    CHARLES YOUSSEF received his undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design in New York and an MA in Womenswear from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, where he studied under Louise Wilson. Charles presented his graduate collection during London Fashion Week in February 2010.  

    Soon after launching, the line caught the eye of Lady Gaga, who purchased the collection for her 2010 concert tour. Charles held senior design positions at Calvin Klein in New York, Gareth Pugh in London, Cerruti in Paris and Ralph Lauren in New York.  In 2014, Charles launched his eponymous label with a Resort collection, which was immediately bought by Barneys New York.

    Based in New York, the Charles Youssef brand represents strong ideas, luxurious execution, perfected fit, and feminine detailing.  Each piece is unique and carefully crafted to meet the requirements of a dynamic metropolitan and intelligent woman.  Drawing inspiration from architecture, geometry and art, the Charles Youssef vision is both directional and functional.

    Charles Youssef is a current awardee of the CFDA Incubator program.  His collection is stocked at luxury boutiques worldwide.

    Recent Publications

    The Wall Street Journal: The Big Reveal

    ELLE: The Best Looks from Resort 2017

    Refinery 29: 9 Up & Coming Designer on What “Making It” Might Feel Like

    VOGUE: This is the Next Wave of Young American Designers

    WWD: Resort Now

    Womens Health: Above The Fold

    WWD: Fall16 Trend, Shirts with a Twist

    Refinery 29: Lena Dunham

    W Magazine: Frankie Cosmos

    Noun: Designer Profile

    Man Repeller: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

    Cosmopolitan: Green Queen

    Milk Made: FW16 Highlights

    The Cut: Fall 2016 Inspirations

    Man Repeller: A day in the Life

    ELLE The Best Looks from New York Fashion Week

    WWD: New York Special Edition

    ELLE: New Geometry

    Barneys New York: 6 Ground Breaking Designers

    WWD: What Should Gaga Wear

    Barneys New York: Charles Youssef Bring European, Avant-Garde Sensibility to New York

    Style.com: The Next Big Thing, Charles Youssef

    Lady Gaga: Tokyo Tour 

    Dazed & Confused: Designer Feature

    Style.com: Central Saint Martins MA

    Vogue.co.uk: Central Saint Martins MA

    Past Courses

    Thesis 2
    PUFD 4221, Spring 2022

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