How Joel Alvarez wowed fans with his scandalous King of Tape designs at the New York Fashion Week
This is how one fashion designer overcame all odds to make a name for himself in the fashion world.
Joel Alvarez, who was born and raised in Miami, caused quite the stir at this year’s New York Fashion Week after covering models in barely-there tape ensembles on the runway.
But the first-generation Cuban American has not always led such a high-profile lifestyle, having previously spent months ‘living out of his car’ without ‘a dollar to his name.’
Alvarez is now thriving in the limelight – and charging fans $999-a-piece for VIP experiences at his shows
Now, Alvarez has become a staple at New York Fashion Week, regularly wowing the crowds with his incredibly risque tape ensembles.
He has turned his fashion week appearances into a lucrative venture, selling off tickets to his shows for up to $999-a-piece for a VIP backstage experience.
The designer also sells rolls of his signature body tape in a variety of colors on his website.
Do you like his designs?