Famed American Designer, Mark Zunino, is the name Hollywood’s hottest celebrities are saying when asked, “Who are you wearing?” A favorite on the red carpet, Mark’s one of a kind designs and exquisite attention to detail leave his clients feeling as though they’re wearing a piece of fine art rather than some frock taken off the rack. A-listers like Beyoncé, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez continually turn to Mark because unlike any other designer his gowns have a unique ability to make every woman feel sexy, beautiful and glamorous.
While attending California’s prestigious Pepperdine University, Zunino discovered his ability to sketch while taking a prerequisite drawing class. Unbeknownst to him, Mark had a god given talent which allowed him the sketch the the curves of a woman’s body effortlessly. Zunino’s untapped raw talent and passion for fashion didn’t go unnoticed and quickly caught the eye of celebrity designer Nolan Miller and legendary TV Producer Aaron Spelling. Miller, who was best known for the era defining gowns worn on the Spelling produced 80’s megahit “Dynasty,” courted Zunino to be his apprentice, a move that would later win Mark a Primetime Emmy Award. The budding designer’s career was on fire and upon completion of his apprenticeship Miller and Zunino became business partners with Mark taking a 50% percent stake in the design house. In 1998 Mark launched his first fashion line with Mark Zunino being the only name on the label. Upon Miller’s retirement, Mark took sole ownership of the business and guardianship of Nolan’s coveted client list, a list that reads like a who’s whom of Hollywood.
Currently Mark owns and operates three successful fashion lines Mark of Style for QVC, Mark Zunino Atelier and Mark Zunino Bridal, carried exclusively at the world famous Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. Priding himself on knowing how to make any woman feel beautiful Mark now has his sights beyond the red carpet and he is determined to become a household name worn by women all over the globe. With a new atelier on famed Robertson Blvd in Beverly Hills, Mark has created a unique appointment only shopping experience where the rich, famous and uber wealthy go when they need to look glamorous for any occasion.
Recently, Mark was commissioned by Sophia Vergara to create the one of a kind reception dress worn at her much publicized December 2015 wedding. In February 2016 Vergara turned to Zunino again to make the hand beaded mini-dress that she wore in her surprise appearance during Pitbull’s performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In May 2016 Zunino was tapped by Britney Spears to make her evolving costume worn when she performed a medley of her greatest hits at the 2016 Billboard awards. Later that month after wearing a one of a kind Zunino gown to the GLAAD awards Mariah Carey put Zunino in charge of redesigning her entire wardrobe worn in her “#1 to Infinity” residency at Caesar’s Palace.
Currently, Mark lives in Los Angeles with his trusted white Boxer, Truman.