| Yigal Azrouel|| Fashion designer|
| Katie Lee, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Dror Benshetrit, Jason Wu|
Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli American New York based fashion designer. He was born in Israel to a family French-Moroccan Jewish extraction and currently lives in the United States.
In 1998, Yigal Azrouël launched his first collection in New York City. The following year, he began his participation with 7th on 6th/NY Fashion Week. In August 2000, he opened a full service showroom and production facility in the New York Garment District, a which produces 90% of his products.
In February 2003, he opened his first freestanding boutique, designed by Dror Benshetrit, in Manhattan's Meatpacking District on West 14th Street.
In July 2004, Azrouël was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In October 2004 Azrouël showed his Spring/Summer 2005 collection at the Ritz Paris for his first international showing.
In 2009, at New York's Fashion Week 2009, Yigal Azrouel fired his front-of-house publicist, People Revo-lution's Kelly Cutrone, for allowing sex columnist Ashley Alexandra Dupre to sit in the front row at his show instead of turning her away from the show.
Azrouël, who received no formal training in fashion design, is best known for his feminine designs and expert draping techniques.
Yigal Azrouël Wikipedia