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Video: Joseph Altuzarra on His Seventies Inspiration

It was hard not to notice the crowd at designer Joseph Altuzarra’s show yesterday — Leighton Meester, Rachel McAdams, Becki Newton. What’s the secret behind Altuzarra’s rising stock? We headed backstage to find out. His inspiration, he says, “really stemmed from the idea of nostalgia … looking at a lot of seventies, David Hamilton … it kind of evolved into making clothing that was very evocative and had a history and had a soul.” Listen to him describe how he takes parts of different garments and gives them new life.

Video: Joseph Altuzarra on His Seventies Inspiration