Monday, August 10, 2009
Roberto was first discovered by Karl Lagerfeld after he graduated from the prestigious, Studio Bercot in Paris. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Roberto considers himself a citizen of the world, having worked in Paris, Bal Harbour and Hollywood since 1987. He is also an accomplished fine artist, who has shown in several prominent art galleries, including a recent couture performance exhibit at the Karsten Greve Gallery in Paris. Roberto's design philosophy is Le Divine in Design rooted in his South American heritage and Europe's legacy of luxury and savoir-faire. Roberto's designs have been featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W and Elle. He has created garments for many celebrity clients – most notably award winning singer, Carrie Underwood.