Cristina Ortiz graduated from the esteemed fashion institute Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris. She was later enlisted by Prada in Milan, as Design Director. Over the course of her career, Cristina’s valued expertise and creative direction has given global images to the most influential designers of the luxury fashion world. As Creative Director for Salvatore Ferragamo, Ortiz restored its old glamour giving the Ferragamo label a more recognizable style and strong identity. Cristina transformed Chantelle into an intimate couture brand. She was the leading lady for Brioni’s women’s division where she launched and established the brand's image. Cristina then focused her immense talents on the creation of beautiful jewelry.