Alberta Ferretti was launched in 1974. In 1981, Alberta Ferretti opened her first showroom in Milan, where she made her debut on the catwalk in 1983. In 1984, the brand "Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti" was launched and in 1985 Alberta Ferretti opened her first boutique in Milan.
In 1980 she and her brother Massimo started the manufacturing facility Aeffe, and both her Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy lines are made here.
In 1994, Palazzo Donizetti, which houses the showroom for the "Alberta Ferretti" and the "Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti" collections in Milan, was opened. In 1996, Alberta Ferretti opened her showroom on 56th Street in New York City.
In 2003, Alberta Ferretti, who already had flagship stores in Milan, Rome, Tokyo, New York City, London and Taipei, opened flagship stores in Moscow and Paris.
In 2005, Alberta Ferretti presented her first prêt-à-couture collection, and she won "The Romantics" award presented by the International Fashion Group at the annual "Night of Stars" event in New York City.
In 2006, two new Alberta Ferretti flagship stores were opened in Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The Ferretti style is not one of old-fashioned prettiness. Her vision is a delicate one, developing an appreciation for textiles, daintily beaded or embroidered chiffons and sari silks. She is known for her super-sweet dresses and she kept with tradition and displayed floaty baby doll frocks adorned with ribbons gently tumbling down the side.
Uma Therman; Tina Fey, Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington, Tang Wei, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Portman, Antonia Liskova, Paola Cortellesi, Devon Aoki, Mischa Barton, Victoria Hopper, Bar Rafaeli, Christina Ricci, David Di Donatello, Alessia Marcuzzi, Scarlett Johansson (Oscar Night February 2004)