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This profile was last updated on 7/4/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Cuban Owner

Z. Bigatti Cosmetics
 
Background

Employment History

  • Creator
    Z. Bigatti Cosmetics
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Z.Bigatti

Education

  • business degree
    University of St. Thomas
Web References
Z.Bigatti : Chatter
www.zbigatti.com, 4 July 2011 [cached]
Zizo Attia, creator of Z. Bigatti, got the idea for Minnesota's most luxurious skin-care product while sitting in front of the TV. As he remembers it: "I'm sitting there one day watching a program on NASA, and at the end I said: 'We can put a man on the moon but we still cannot make a cream that does what it says it does.' "
Cue the next scene: For five years in the early '90s, Attia spent much of his time holed up in a St. Paul lab while he and a cosmetic chemist crafted what he feels is the world's finest, most elegant anti-aging cream. When the product was launched in 1994, Z. Bigatti Re-Storation Skin Treatment was the spendiest on the U.S. market, priced at a whopping $150 per two-ounce container.
But money is no object when it comes to a woman's skin - especially if she falls for the silkiness and light, pretty fragrance of the product. So the cream was a success. Just a year after launch, buyers at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman were already prodding Attia to develop a full product line. Now, on the company's 15th anniversary, Z. Bigatti offers 20 products, including such goodies as a Lip Pout lip treatment cream, a Deep Repair facial cleanser, and, my favorite, the Champagne Gel Cleanser (prices range from $55 to $295).
Descended from a Parisian family of department store owners, Attia looks the part of his luxury brand, though he's less likely to pass for a Minnesotan. He speaks with a plummy Gallic accent and seems the sort of debonair fellow who might carry off an ascot. In fact, he once bought a Rolls-Royce but then noticed it didn't have much company in modest Minnesota. "I was so embarrassed I had to sell it," he remembers.
Attia insists he's in the Twin Cities for the long haul. He's lived in St. Paul since earning his business degree from the University of St. Thomas. During the late '80s, he was the CEO of a local management firm and enjoyed the reputation of a free-spending party host. Today, he gets to trot the globe on Z. Bigatti business (the products are sold on six continents). And since the brand is a celebrity favorite, he often gets to mingle with the stars (he counts Roberto Cavalli among his friends). But even so, Attia insists he never pays celebs to use his products - nor does he shower them with free samples.
Zizo Attia, the Cuban owner ...
www.gottfriedhelnwein.com, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
Zizo Attia, the Cuban owner of Z. Bigatti Cosmetics, bought two of the Luo Brothers' unique ceramics from "The World's Famous Brands" series, 2007, for $35,000 each.
Z.Bigatti, one of the most luxurious cosmetic companies in the world
www.zbigatti.com, 31 May 2007 [cached]
Zizo Attia, founder and CEO of Z.Bigatti Cosmetics, has remained anonymous until now. Zizo grew up in France to an aristocratic family. His family members are entrepreneurs in Department Stores and Textiles. Zizo continues to travel the world and has learned to appreciate exquisite taste in quality and service. As a child, Zizo accompanied his mother on shopping excursions - paying attention as she examined the cosmetic products and commented on unique details, innovations, and designs. He was intrigued by the numerous skin care products displayed in the beauty departments and loved their packaging and aesthetic. As Zizo grew up, he traveled the world acquiring a taste and desire for all things lavish and choice. He understood the value of quality and wondered if it was possible to create a miracle cream that would deliver age-reversing effects and preventative nutrients to beautify and nourish skin. He wanted to create a skin cream so exquisite and effective that it would have the power to make your skin look beautiful today, tomorrow and years from now. He set out to develop the first all-in-one cream, and assembled a team of world renowned cosmetic chemists. For over five years, Zizo and his team scrutinized over the creation of their miracle cream. Zizo and his dermatologists would test each formula and meticulously analyze the results. The cream had to be perfect - it had to achieve what other creams only claimed to do - it had to restore the skin, and create what Zizo believed to be "The Face of the Future." After years of research and trial, Zizo was finally confidant that they had created the ultimate cream, and he named it the Z.Bigatti Re-Storation Skin Treatment Facial Cream.
Zizo Attia, creator of ...
www.mspmag.com, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
Zizo Attia, creator of Z. Bigatti, got the idea for Minnesota's most luxurious skin-care product while sitting in front of the TV. As he remembers it: "I'm sitting there one day watching a program on NASA, and at the end I said: 'We can put a man on the moon but we still cannot make a cream that does what it says it does.' "
Cue the next scene: For five years in the early '90s, Attia spent much of his time holed up in a St. Paul lab while he and a cosmetic chemist crafted what he feels is the world's finest, most elegant anti-aging cream. When the product was launched in 1994, Z. Bigatti Re-Storation Skin Treatment was the spendiest on the U.S. market, priced at a whopping $150 per two-ounce container.
But money is no object when it comes to a woman's skin-especially if she falls for the silkiness and light, pretty fragrance of the product. So the cream was a success. Just a year after launch, buyers at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman were already prodding Attia to develop a full product line. Now, on the company's 15th anniversary, Z. Bigatti offers 20 products, including such goodies as a Lip Pout lip treatment cream, a Deep Repair facial cleanser, and, my favorite, the Champagne Gel Cleanser (prices range from $55 to $295).
Descended from a Parisian family of department store owners, Attia looks the part of his luxury brand, though he's less likely to pass for a Minnesotan. He speaks with a plummy Gallic accent and seems the sort of debonair fellow who might carry off an ascot. In fact, he once bought a Rolls-Royce but then noticed it didn't have much company in modest Minnesota. "I was so embarrassed I had to sell it," he remembers.
Attia insists he's in the Twin Cities for the long haul. He's lived in St. Paul since earning his business degree from the University of St. Thomas. During the late '80s, he was the CEO of a local management firm and enjoyed the reputation of a free-spending party host. Today, he gets to trot the globe on Z. Bigatti business (the products are sold on six continents). And since the brand is a celebrity favorite, he often gets to mingle with the stars (he counts Roberto Cavalli among his friends). But even so, Attia insists he never pays celebs to use his products-nor does he shower them with free samples.
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