A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design, he became enthralled by the fashion history of top haute couture Houses of Dior, Givenchy and Chanel. Jean-Ralph’s designs have been influenced not only by his roots but through his extensive travel worldwide. He’s always loved architecture, and is often moved by the diversity of styles from the various countries he visits. This multicultural perspective creates a uniqueness and worldly sophistication to all of his designs, which in both form and color pulse with the vibration of cultures from around the globe.
His gowns have been worn by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian (The Kardashians – A Very Merry Christmas), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Courtney Lopez (Extra), Brandi Glanville (Housewives of Beverly Hills), Jess Macallan (ABC’s Mistresses), Annie Wersching (24), Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown), Pia Toscano (American Idol) and Melinda Page Hamilton (Devious Maids). Jean-Ralph has been featured in Brides.com, For the Bride Magazine, In Bliss Magazine, California Weddings, Contemporary Bride, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, New Jersey Bride (cover), The Knot Magazine The New York Times, The Star Ledger, Caribbean Beat, Caribbean Belle, Princeton Magazine, The Princeton Packet, Town Topics, Somerville Today, NJ.com, NJ News 12, and Genius Country just to name a few.