D Tuttle was founded in 2006 by Tiffany Tuttle and her husband and business partner, Richard Lidinsky. Tiffany Tuttle was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California. Ballet was Tiffany’s passion
and she danced professionally until the age of 20. Tiffany then studied European History at Princeton.
Her love of fashion took her to FIT in New York and to Paris, where she worked at Givenchy during
the Alexander McQueen period. She then returned to New York, where she worked as a designer for Rebecca Taylor. After designing some runway shoes at Rebecca Taylor, Tiffany decided her real passion was for accessories so she moved to Milan to attend Ars Sutoria, specializing in footwear design and patternmaking. Richard Lidinsky attended the Maryland School of Art and the London School of Economics and has a business background combined with an in-depth knowledge
of fine art.
Tiffany and Richard stayed in Italy after Tiffany finished Ars Sutoria, meeting with factories to secure production and setting up the company. LD Tuttle is now in its eighth season. As the designer, Tiffany divides her time between Los Angeles and Italy where the collection is produced.