Alex Perry | Biography 2021
Alex Perry | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Alex Perry
  • Occupation Fashion Designer, Television Presenter
  • Nationality Australian
  • Birthplace Sydney, Australia
  • Born Year And Birthday Feb 14, 1963
  • Age 58 Years, 4 Months
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Alex Perry | Biography 2021

Perry started his fashion business in a small shop in suburban Kensington in 1992 before becoming Australia's exclusive couturier. His studio primarily focused on tailored sheaths, corsetry, and custom clothing. He also set the trend of strapless bridal gowns, which were highly acclaimed. In 1994, he repositioned his studio to Double Bay in Sydney, and this time his clients were high-profile celebrities and famous personalities. The fashion expert opened his Sydney boutique in May 2002 at The Strand Arcade. Perry holds his own brand, which has now extended to more than 24 countries. From the red carpet, fashion weeks, photoshoots to high-profile weddings and appearing on covers of international fashion magazines, Perry has achieved all that he could in his two-decade career.


Quick Information
  • Full Name Alex Perry
  • Occupation Fashion Designer, Television Presenter
  • Nationality Australian
  • Birthplace Sydney, Australia
  • Birth Date Feb 14, 1963
  • Age 58 Years, 4 Months

Alexandros Pertsinidis, commonly known as Alex Perry, is an Australian fashion designer and TV host famous for his womenswear.

Who is Alex Perry?

Alex Perry is a famous Australian master of couture who has designed custom clothes for world-famous women and high-profile personalities. From the red carpet to high-profile wedding ceremonies, his awe-inspiring clothes have received worldwide attention and appreciation.

He is not just renowned for his majestic fashion sense but also credited for his television works. He is the only judge who has appeared in all the seasons of Australia's biggest fashion reality show Australia's Next Top Model, and has appeared in few other TV shows as a contestant and also as a mentor.

In his career that has spanned more than 20 years, Perry has reserved his place on the covers in various international fashion magazines.

Perry also owns a luxury boutique hotel in Brisbane.

He is also engaged with a social organization supporting children with autism and has supported the organization for more than a decade.

Early Life and Education

Alexandros Pertsinidis, fondly called Alex Perry, was born on 14 February 1963 in Sydney, Australia. Perry grew up along with two brothers in a Greek migrant family. His parents used to run takeaway hamburger shops. His father was not sure what he was talking about when Perry showed interest in studying fashion, but his mother was quite supportive of his fashion interest.

Driven by his passion for fashion and glamour, Perry started designing clothes when he was a young kid. His first design was a jumpsuit. He was good at drawing from an early age and was pretty fascinated by things that appeared to be beautiful.

In 1984, Perry graduated from the esteemed East Sydney Fashion Design Studio.

Early Career

After his graduation in 1984, he commenced his career in the modeling industry. He worked as an agent for representing Australian models for international modeling organizations.

Then Perry started his fashion business in a small shop in suburban Kensington in 1992 before becoming Australia's exclusive couturier. His studio primarily focused on tailored sheaths, corsetry, and custom clothing. He also set the trend of strapless bridal gowns, which were highly acclaimed. Perry's glamorous sheaths and jeweled corsets got featured in Vogue Australia, and it was Perry's first editorial shoot.

In 1994, he repositioned his studio to Double Bay in Sydney, and this time his clients were high-profile celebrities and famous personalities.

The fashion expert opened his Sydney boutique in May 2002 at The Strand Arcade.

After effectively establishing oneself in the haute couture universe, Perry launched his ready-to-wear collection in the year 2004 and subsequently Alex Perry Accessories in 2006. Similarly, Perry launched Alex Perry Brides in 2008.

Fame

In 1995 the fashionista had his big time when he dressed Elle Macpherson for a cover shoot of Vogue. She also celebrated pink that month by embracing one of Perry's designs on Marie Claire's cover page.

Throughout his career, which spanned for more than two decades, Perry has been consistently featured on the covers and inside pages of Marie Claire, InStyle Australia, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Madison & Grazia Australia.

The fashion expert handpicks 'Perry Girls,' who he believes have the attributes that uphold his brand's spirit. 'Perry Girls' include Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson, and Delta Goodrem.

Perry had already designed custom clothes for high-profile personalities such as HRH Crown Princess Mary, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, and Giulianna Rancic, and many more.

In 1995 Perry remained one of the designers in the inaugural Australian Fashion Week and appeared annually since 1997. The same year, he attracted international attention after Linda Evangelista walked in his show. Later, the fashionista featured star models like Nicole Trunfio, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Lily Cole.

Perry has worked with Specsavers for more than five years and designed rugs and bedding. He is a brand ambassador for Electrolux.

The Alex Perry brand is continuously thriving overseas. It has extended to more than two dozen new countries, including the United States of America, Singapore, Brazil, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Monaco, and France.

Television Shows

Perry was the only judge who appeared in Australia's Next Top Model for all ten seasons. The fashionista was cast by the show's producer Josie Mason Campbell after she saw his performances on Mornings with Kerri-Anne on the Nine Network.  

The first season of Australia's Next Top Model was aired in 2005, and the 10th edition of the series was aired in 2016. A spokesperson for Fox 8, a network that ran the reality show, confirmed in 2017 that there would definitely be the 11th series, but unfortunately, there was no further season.

Personal Life

Alex Perry is married to Mary, who is also a Greek. He attributed to her for always keeping him grounded. About their first meeting, Perry said, "It was around the time that Madonna was doing Holiday and all the Greek girls had scrunch-dried fringes. And Mary had a bob, blow-dried straight, and wore this strapless silver dress. She walked in and I was like, 'Who the f...k is that?' She was so expensive looking!"

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