August Getty is a world-renowned fashion designer, philanthropist, and founder of the Los Angeles based made-to-measure fashion house, August Getty Atelier. The self-taught designer has presented his collections of elegant evening wear and gowns at fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan. His designs are that of stunning couture inspired by the romanticism of old Hollywood glamour. The desire to empower women through clothing and their sexuality remains at the core of his brand.
Fashion and glamour have always been a part of August’s DNA. As a child, he was inspired by the collection of high fashion and couture gowns from his mother, Ariadne Getty. August began sketching gowns and draping by the age of six. “I never said I wanted to be a designer – I was born one,” he says.
Philanthropy is extremely important to August, who is a champion of LGBTQ+ rights and advancing the global fight against discrimination and prejudice. He is a consistent supporter of organizations such as GLAAD, amfAR, The Los Angeles LGBT Center, and UNICEF NextGen.