A graduate of Williams College and Parsons School of Design, internationally recognized fashion designer Charlotte Neuville began her career as Assistant Designer to Perry Ellis. She became Adrienne Vittadini’s Design Director two years later and, in 1985, launched her name brand, Charlotte Neuville, Inc., to retailers including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Harrods of London. Charlotte received critical acclaim on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN and in publications ranging from Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Elle to The New York Times, New York Magazine, Interview, and People. She was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1986.
In 1996, Charlotte was recruited to transform the retail chain, Lerner New York, into what ultimately became the $1B+ brand, New York and Company. In 2005, she joined The Gap as Executive Vice President of Design (Men’s, Women’s, and Accessories) and was responsible for creating the record-breaking global brand PRODUCT (RED) for Bono, raising millions of dollars to combat the AIDS crisis in Africa. Earning a distinguished reputation as a brand visionary, color specialist, and trend forecaster, Charlotte became one of a handful of executives as noted for her design skills as she is for her merchandising expertise.
After 30 years in design, Charlotte turned a lifelong hobby into a professional pursuit, merging her passion for fashion with her love of the pastry arts. She graduated from The French Culinary Institute in 2011, and served a coveted internship with Master Cake Designer, Ron Ben-Israel, shortly thereafter. Her couture cakes and chic confections, as visually unforgettable as they are delicious, have garnered applause from fashionistas and foodies alike.
Whether consulting as a fashion expert, mentoring young designers, or creating one-of-a-kind cakes that marry color, taste and texture in exquisite detail, The Fashion Chef, Charlotte Neuville, lives her life by creative design.