Jean Airoldi is a fashion columnist and host of shows devoted to fashion, style, home renovation and décor.
On television, he worked with the team on the TVA morning show Salut Bonjour from 2004 to 2016. He has also hosted several shows on the Canal Vie specialty channel, including Airoldi pour une sortie from 2007 to 2012, Les Airoldi habillent leur maison in 2010 and Quel âge me donnez-vous? from 2014 to 2017.
On radio, he has contributed to various shows on the Rythme FM channel, including the Véro Show, hosted by Véronique Cloutier.
In print, he has written for Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec for many years, commenting on the latest fashion trends and red carpet outfits of the stars. Jean Airoldi is also the author of a book entitled Leçon de style, published by Éditions Flammarion in 2014.
Though he is known primarily for his role as a stylist and communicator, Jean Airoldi began his fashion career in 1989 as a designer when he opened his first studio in the Eastern Townships.
After studying fashion at the École Camirand in Sherbrooke, Jean Airoldi designed collections of women’s ready-to-wear known for their fanciful touches and seasonal prints. In 1997, the designer moved his business to Montreal and opened a store/studio on St. Denis Street.
In the early 2000s, Jean Airoldi diversified by designing uniforms and mainstream fashion. At this time, his creations were being sold in nearly 100 stores in Canada and the United States.
After moving away from fashion design to focus on his media career, Jean Airoldi returned to his first love in 2013. He started designing for l’Aubainerie, the chain of affordable clothing stores, launching a line of holiday clothing for women under the Airoldi Collection label. In 2018, he added a children’s line.
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Madeleine Goubau, Contributor