GQ Best New Menswear Designers nominee Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli-American New York-based fashion designer. He is widely recognized for his expert draping and defined construction; the Yigal Azrouël signature appeal is minimal and fresh with a precise attention to detail.

Early Life

Yigal Azrouël was born and raised in Israel of French-Moroccan descent. During his childhood, Yigal Azrouël was keen in interested in designs. Then, he began to draws his inspiration from his travels, art, architecture, nature, and above all, his hometown of New York City.


Yigal Azrouël debuted his eponymous ready-to-wear collection in the year 1998, accepting instant recognition, both critically and commercially. Yigal started his atelier and showroom in New York’s Garment District in 2000, where eighty percent of his collections are designed today, and began his associate at New York Fashion Week.

In February of 2003, Yigal Azrouël opened his first freestanding boutique, designed by Dror Benshetrit, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on West 14th Street. By 2004, Yigal Azrouël was initiated into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In October of 2004, he showed his Spring Summer 2005 collection at the Ritz Carlton Paris for his first international showing.

In 2009, Yigal was specified for GQ Best New Menswear Designers in America.His signature aesthetic can be found in his expert draping and construction, has developed throughout the years through a myriad of styles and fabrics that are modern and fresh, with a precise attention to detail.

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël launched for Fall 2010, a modern brand concept combining high fashion with a day-to-day simplicity. The design sensitivity is democratic, inspiring personality and creativity. Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël grants an artisanal approach to design and the philosophy that different and innovative fashion can be accessible for those who seek it.


Yigal Azrouël collaborates with many artists such as Emery LeCrone’s “Works & Process” commissions for the Guggenheim. The Yigal Azrouël woman is effortlessly cool and confident, and this modern muse is the constant source of inspiration for his designs. Azrouël defines his aesthetic using high-quality one-of-a-kind materials to drape construction, modern silhouettes, ultra feminine.

Yigal Azrouel Fashion Show
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Yigal packs himself in the craftsmanship; he creates original fabrics, furs, and embellishments from all over the world to create the finest products for his customer. All of which are sold domestically and internationally at select luxury retailers, online at, and at his Madison Avenue flagship boutique in New York City.

Worn by several artists

Yigal’s designs wore by several artists:, Adriana Lima wore A Yigal Azrouël Open Shoulder Crepe Suiting Blazer And The Crepe Suiting Trousers With Covered Button Detail From the Spring 2016 Collection To Attend Harper’s Bazaar’s celebration of ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ on September 9th, 2016 in New York City.

Rita Ora used A Yigal Azrouël Leather Insert Bustier Paired With Wide Leg Trouser From The Pre-Fall 2016 Collection To Film ‘America’s Next Top Model” As Host On July 25th, 2016 in New York, NY.Kristen Wiig Wore A Yigal Azrouël Patchwork Guipure Lace Knit Combo Dress In Blush From The Resort 2017 Collection To ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ on July 14th, 2016 in New York, NY.

Kristen Wiig Wears Yigal Azrouel on the 2015 Spirit Awards Red
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Julia Roberts dressed a Yigal Azrouël Lace Trimmed Jumpsuit from the Pre-Fall 2016 Collection To Accept the “Woman of the Decade” Award at the Spike TV’s 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2016, in Culver City California.

Zanita Whittington wrapped A Yigal Azrouël Cold Shoulder Lace Front Dress from the Spring Summer 2016 Collection for Swarovski’s Be Brilliant Event at the top of the Rock NYC on May 24th, 2016 in New York City.

Featured in several Magazines

Yigal Azrouël has Featured in several magazines:, Elle Magazine, June 2016 Editorial, May 24, 2016. Yigal Azrouël Pre-Fall 2016 Bell Sleeve Button Up Blouse featured in the “Frill Seekers” Editorial of the June 2016 Issue of Elle Magazine, edited by Simon Robins.

Azrouël Featured in Harper’s Bazaar Turkey March 2016 Issue. Yigal Azrouël Spring 2016 Collection Lace Front Dress displayed in the “Panoramic Surge” Editorial of the March 2016 Issue of Harper’s Bazaar Turkey, styled by Brandy Joy Smith.

Yigal Azrouël Featured in Harper’s Bazaar Turkey March 2016 Issue
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Yigal Azrouël Featured Harper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan February 2016 Issue.Yigal Azrouël Spring 2016 Floral Embroidered Dress Featured in the “Seaside Love” Editorial of the February 2016 Issue of Haper’s Bazaar Kazakhstan, styled by Nina Sterghiou.

“A Day in the Life of Yigal Azrouël,” featured in Surface Magazine in partnership with Leica, documents the daily life of Yigal as he nears the debut of his Fall-Winter 2017 Collection at New York Fashion Week. Photos by Yigal Azrouël. Produced by Surface Studious in partnership with Leica.

Personal Life

Yigal Azrouël was in a relationship with Chef, Katie Lee in 2009. After dating around three years, the couple ended their relationship in 2011. He and Fernanda Niven, a socialite also shortly dated. His current relationship is unknown to us whether he is dating anyone or not. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he holds an Israeli nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Yigal Yigal Azrouel with his ex-girlfriend, Katie Lee

Net Worth

Yigal Azrouël has worked with several artists and attracted million heart through his design. He has a huge fan following on social networking sites, where he has posted his designs.

Yigal Azrouël surely earns his attractive salary however, he has not mentioned his estimated net worth on social sites.