Jean-Ralph Thurin

Born in New York to Haitian immigrant parents, Jean-Ralph demonstrated a strong penchant for
fashion design at an early age. Growing up, Jean-Ralph learned to sew by watching
his grandmother. He was fascinated by her ability to make clothes with little more than fabric remnants and thread. In high school, although he was not yet formally trained, Jean-Ralph followed in his grandmother’s footsteps as he fulfilled the multiple requests from classmates to make their prom dresses. And so began his career in fashion. Jean-Ralph, a graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design, became enthralled by the fashion history of top haute couture Houses of Dior, Givenchy and Chanel. Jean-Ralph’s designs have been influenced not only by his roots but through his travels worldwide. This multicultural perspective creates a uniqueness and worldly sophistication to his designs, which in both form and color pulse with the vibration of cultures from around the globe. This journey along with his passion for couture led him to challenge the wedding dress industry by creating custom wedding gowns for his fabulous clients. Each bride brings her own unique vision for her big day and Jean-Ralph is devoted to creating timeless, unduplicated creations for each and every bride that walks through his doors.