Issue #10

Celine Crosa di Vergagni


I was born in Monaco and raised in Genoa, Italy. I left Italy at 18 for LA, California, where I graduated in Criminology and later obtained a doctorate degree in Law. I started practicing law in LA at an international business litigation firm and I now work at its NYC office. I am a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of FAI and a co-chair of Young Friends of FAI.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am an international business litigator in a 650-lawyer firm. In my spare time, I travel, exercise and spend time with friends and family. I also dedicate my time to the Young Friends of FAI, whose mission is to share the best of Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage with a young and diverse audience of New Yorkers.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

I left Italy at the age of 18 after spending a summer along the coast of Southern California, where I fell in love with the lifestyle and landscape. I then moved to NYC as I have always been attracted to its energy and cosmopolitan vibe. 

Please share your best memory in the City.

I can’t describe one specific memory. NYC is special and unique to me for its cultural diversity and professional and social dynamism.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I asked Alexo to pick the location. The outfit I wore reflects my personality and passion for fashion.

Your thought about this project ITALIANY.US

The project is fascinating! It offers a glimpse into what attracts Italians to NYC as well as a sense of what the city has given each of us.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

This is flattering! Italy has formed me and made me who I am today. I am proud of my Italian roots and thrilled to represent my country in this project.

  • Manhattan, NY


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    120 mins

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