- Category : Fashion Designer
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (16,26)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
Gia Ventola is a fashion designer who currently lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Gia owns and runs Gia Ventola Couture, a fashion boutique in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Gia Ventola grew up in Topsfield, Massachusetts: a town located less than 25 miles (40 km) north of Boston. An only child, Gia attended Masconomet High School, where she was a valuable player on the girls' varsity field hockey team. She had intentions to have a college and Olympic career in field hockey, but after sustaining an injury, Gia decided to pursue the art of fashion.
Gia Ventola first caught the public’s eye when Britney Spears wore one of her pleather outfits during the opening act of Spears’s 1999 tour.
Ventola got her start at Parsons The New School for Design in Greenwich Village, New York City, where she received her B.A. in Fashion Design. She went on to release her first line, Pop Ventolation, in 1998, which was debuted at the Girls Rule Spring 2001 show in New York City. Then, Gia premiered a new label, Gia’s World. In the fall of 2005, Ventola launched her third line, the Gia Ventola Luxury Denim Collection in Europe and Asia.
Some of Gia’s celebrity clients include Cher, Destiny's Child, Pink, and Sheryl Crow. Gia has also appeared countless times in the media in magazines such as Lucky, Oprah, Teen People, and Vogue. She has also appeared in newspapers such as the Boston Globe, on television, and on the radio.
Gia Ventola Couture
Gia’s fashion boutique, Gia Ventola Couture was opened in the fall of 2008, and is located between the North Shore and Liberty Tree malls, on Sylvan Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. The 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) “Gothic baroque” inspired space, with black interior, concrete floors, and Belgium-made mannequins, creates a unique décor setting.
Ventola’s goal for the boutique is to expand it into a mini-department store, with a large selection of underground designs from international lines such as Belgium, Sweden, and England. The merchandise available includes clothing for all ages, a denim collection, t-shirts, couture dresses, jewelry, hats and belts.