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Ivy Kirzhner

For over a decade, Ivy Kirzhner has long served as one of the youngest creative leaders and veterans in the contemporary and designer footwear landscape. A native New Yorker with an irreverent obsession with multi-cultural aesthetic and eclecticism, Ivy first cultivated her artistic genius and technical prowess at the prestigious New York City "FAME" School - Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of Music & Art and Performance Arts before graduating Summa Cum Laude with the highest honors at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in Footwear and Accessories Design. The next decade was concentrated on successfully designing, rebranding and launching dozens of contemporary and designer footwear labels, serving as Creative Director and Head Designer of Footwear for Herve Leger, BCBGMaxAzria, Alice+Olivia, Dolce Vita, VC Signature for Vince Camuto to name a few. In 2012, Ivy launched her eponymous designer footwear label IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK and established the Saint & Libertine New York design house with headquarters located at the heart of SoHo, New York City. For two consecutive years, Ivy Kirzhner has been honored as one of the Top 20 Directional Footwear Designers of 2013 and 2014 by Women's Wear Daily and Footwear News. A multi-faceted creative soul and prodigy, Ivy is also an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, performer, photographer, writer, illustrator, stylist and creative director, with several works published and records released, and has participated in several artistic collaborations globally. Ivy resides in New York CIty with her husband, 2-time Grammy-Nominated Art Director, Branding Specialist, Fine Artist, and Photographer, Alex R. Kirzhner. Together, they keep a pet Holland-Dwarf bunny named Bonkers who loves to chew on Ivy's shoes.

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