Joseph Altuzarra

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Birth Name: Joseph John Paul Altuzarra

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: c. 1983

*father – Basque, French
*mother – Chinese

Joseph Altuzarra is a French fashion designer.

His father was born in France, and is of Basque and French descent. His mother is from California, and is of Chinese descent.

Joseph is married to Seth Weissman. Among Joseph’s cousins is model and landscape designer Lily Scout Kwong. Joseph’s mother and Lily’s father are siblings. He is also related to television chef and author Kylie Kwong.

Joseph’s maternal grandfather is/was Robert Richard “Bob” Kwong (the son of Kwang Lim Kwong and Lillian Cheng Fong). Robert was born in Melbourne, Australia. Kwang Lim Kwong was born in Darwin, Australia, and was a diplomat and banker. He was the first person born in Australia to attend Harvard Business School. His parents, Kwong Sue Duk and Yuen Shi, were Chinese, and his father Sue Duk was a herbalist, merchant, and miner, from Guangdong. Lillian was born in China, the daughter of Cheng Fong.

Joseph’s maternal grandmother is named Jeannette Chien Lan Wei (the daughter of T. F. Wei and Ethel Law Pui-Fun). Jeannette was born in China. Ethel was born in Singapore.

Sources: Joseph’s maternal grandfather, Robert “Bob” Kwong, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Joseph’s maternal great-grandmother, Ethel Law Pui-Fun Wei –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Kwang Lim Kwong, a diplomat and banker, has notably been the first person born in Australia to go to Harvard Business School.(1919–1921) Lillian Cheng Fong was a Chinese-American from Boston:

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