Claudia grew up in an idyllic town on Northern Italy's Adriatic cost until the age of 8 when her parents moved the family back to the US and they settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a pre-teen she began collecting Vogue magazines, and at this time started her lifelong fascination with the relationship between clothing, the outer appearance, and the inner self.
Claudia Cividino has 20 years experience in the fashion industry, most recently as vice president of retail at Yves Saint Laurent for eight years. She is on the advisory board of Executive Women in Fashion at FIT.
She lives in New York with her husband, and mate of 20 years Jon Miller and their affectionate yellow lab, Stella.