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Alexandros Pertsinidis (born 14 February 1963), known professionally as Alex Perry, is an Australian fashion designer and television presenter, known for his womenswear. His designs have been worn by women including Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra and Lupita Nyong'o
14 February 1963
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Occupation||Fashion designer, television personality|
Alex Perry designs have featured on front covers of such publications as Vogue Australia, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Marie Claire, InStyle and Good Weekend.
In addition Alex Perry is an in-demand media personality. He is the longest serving cast member on Australia's Next Top Model having appeared as a judge for ten seasons and also as a judge on Asia's Next Top Model and being the host of The Real Housewives of Melbourne Reunion.
He is married to Mrs. Mary Perry (Reference: https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/designer-alex-perry-poses-with-his-his-wife-mary-perry-news-photo/77235861)
Perry was born Alexandros Pertsinidis and grew up in a migrant, working-class family in Sydney. His father is a Greek immigrant and his mother was born in Australia of Greek immigrant parents, though he Anglicised his name to Alex Perry. He has an older brother named Lee.
In 1992, Perry launched his brand from a studio in suburban Kensington, creating gowns, corsets and sheaths. Perry's gowns were quickly acclaimed. Vogue Australia was the first to feature his jewelled corsets and glamorous sheaths in their main fashion shoot. This was Alex's first editorial shoot, and the gowns photographed soon became his signature style. Alex Perry gowns have since ongoingly featured on the covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle Australia, Madison and Grazia Australia.
Perry relocated his studio in 1994 to Double Bay, Sydney, where he built up his clientele to include high-profile celebrities, social identities and personalities. He was a designer at the inaugural Mercedes Australian Fashion Week held in May 1995, and has shown collections each year. Perry's runway shows have featured models such as Linda Evangelista, Alessandra Ambrosio, Megan Gale, Miranda Kerr, Alyssa Sutherland, Nicole Trunfio and Lily Cole.
In May 2002, Perry opened his Sydney boutique at The Strand Arcade. The Alex Perry "ready-to-wear" collection represented a new generation of evening wear which launched globally in 2013. Perry is known for his gowns, making him much in demand for red carpet and event dressing. Perry's statement dresses, often with intricate details, have led to an ever- increasing local and international client list.
Perry has appeared as a fashion commentator or co-host on such television programs as 50 Years of Television – Red Carpet Reportage (Seven Network), Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field (Seven Network), the Australian Fashion Awards (Nine Network), Ultimate Make Over (Seven Network), and also provided the commentary for Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding. During its run, he was a regular guest on Mornings with Kerri-Anne on the Nine Network and still makes appearances on other morning television shows.
Perry is the only judge to appear in all ten series of the reality television series Australia's Next Top Model, which premiered in 2005. He was originally cast by the show's producer Josie Mason Campbell after she saw his performances on Mornings with Kerri-Anne.
In December 2014, STAR World Asia announced that Perry will be a part of the judging panel as a creative director of Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 3).
In September 2015, the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments opened in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
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