Joseph Altuzarra's cousin and model Lily Kwong has always know the 25-year-old designer was brillliant.

During a photo session with Garance Doré in Altuzarra's studio, she told the photographer, "Whenever he decided to try something, he'd hold onto the idea until it took shape. When he was younger, he decided to become a champion swimmer. A year later and poof, he finished first in his competition. So when he was ten and told me that he wanted to design clothes, I knew that one day it would happen."

Lily wears spring 2010 Altuzarra, and Garance falls head over heals in love—with a pair of shoes and with the designer.