Born in Paris, José Lévy enters the world of design through the fashion door.
First with his eponymous label José Lévy à Paris, he establishes himself both as an outstanding colorist and as a tailor working with the utmost precision. His style, characterized by a chic that is altogether casual, uncompromising and irreverent, wins him immediate success and visibility with an international audience. He also directs creation for Cacharel, Nina Ricci, Holland & Holland and Ungaro.
A conceptor as much as a designer, a storytelling art director, José Lévy’s influence spreads from fashion to stage, photography, store concepts and furniture design, in order to shed a kaleidoscopic light onto his projects. His encounter with the Manufacture de Sèvres projects him into the world of decorative arts. From porcelain to crystal, from furniture to rugs and objects, José Levy successfully collaborates with the greatest editors: Cristalleries Saint Louis, Roche Bobois, Astier de Villatte, Déshoulières. In parallel, he also starts working on scenography projects, like the recent Villa Kujoyama and Petit Palais collaborations. He also takes part in numerous artistic collaborations such as the projects he developed with the art and design galleries Perrotin, Tools, S.Bensimon and Next Level, to name but a few. In order to illustrate his personal creative vision, José Lévy has always collaborated with artists such as Tim Walker, Jack Pierson, Jay-Jay Johanson, Pierre Even, Gotscho and Nan Goldin.
Vibrant and alive with memories, rich with a thorough knowledge of cultures and craftmanships ranging from fashion design to home design, José Lévy’s creations are the fruit of a multi-faceted talent that stands at the crossroads of fashion, design, arts and architecture.