Ralph & Russo is a European, privately held company owned and founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo. Ralph & Russo is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories.

History of Ralph & Russo
The firm was founded in 2010 by duo Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo as a privately held company.[1] The fashion house began in Mayfair, London, following in the city’s rich history of couture fashion houses.[2]

In 2014, it was announced that Ralph & Russo had become in the first British fashion house in over a century to be accredited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. They are still the only British fashion house to hold the accreditation.[3]

Ralph & Russo opened its first store in London with a second in Paris on Rue Francois 1er shortly after.[4] In 2015, the brand opened its first boutique in the London department store, Harrods.[5][6] and has outlined plans to open further stores in America, Europe and Asia.[7] Since then, the brand has expanded beyond Europe, opening two stores in the Middle East. The first in Doha, Qatar and the second in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[8][9] More recently, Ralph & Russo opened its third European store in Monaco.[10]

It was announced that from 2018 onwards, Ralph & Russo would be launching its ready-to-wear collection. It premiered the collection in the spring. Vogue described the collection as a «new iteration of luxury, made in London but cut for everyone who can afford it.» The collection was made up of ready-to-wear gowns and evening dresses.[11]

According to an article in Vogue later in 2018, the fall collection focused on «trench dresses and biker jackets with bouclé inserts and a big emphasis on removable arms.» The collection included a garment which had previously been worn by Angelina Jolie.[12]

Notable designs
In early 2018, it was announced that Meghan Markle would be wearing a Ralph & Russo gown for her official engagement photo shoot. The dress worn by Markle was originally part of a couture show, a black gown with a beaded bodice.[3]

Later in 2018, Angelina Jolie wore Ralph & Russo for a Royal event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Order of St Michael and St George.[13]

Global superstar Aishwarya Rai wore Ralph & Russo at Cannes 2015.World Fashion Channel


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