Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017
Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2012
Designer of the Week: Mark Zunino
Celebrated Los Angeles based designer Mark Zunino has come to define “Red Carpet Style” over the last decade. Initially an advertising major at California’s prestigious Pepperdine University, a chance interview with legendary film and television designer Nolan Miller led to an apprenticeship in 1985 and, ultimately, a full-fledged career in fashion design now spanning over 25 years.
Learning the art of the couture business from European trained pattern makers and tailors, Mark was able to refine his skills and eventually launch his own label in 1998. The experience he received from designing for such Hollywood legends as Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren allowed him to retain the values of old Hollywood glamour in his designs and reinterpret them for some of today’s hottest celebrities. Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Cox and Brooke Burke are just some of the world’s most beautiful women that have recently worn the Mark Zunino label. From the personally hand-drawn sketches to choosing the finest fabrics from around the world, a Mark Zunino gown is always the epitome of female elegance, glamour and individuality. Appointments in his private salon are hard to come by, as each design is custom made from start to finish with no detail left unnoticed.
Currently launching a more moderately priced ready to wear line, as well as future plans to launch shapewear, a bridal line, jewelry, handbags and fragrances, Mark Zunino plans on making his vision of glamour available to every woman seeking to express their inner beauty. Mark’s goal is, and has always been, to make every woman feel as though she were walking the red carpet every day of their lives.
Photography by Gerry Maceda