Designer Spotlight: Amsale

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On my way to the J. Crew Bridal Boutique yesterday (more on that soon), I passed the salon of one of my favorite wedding gown designers. I then realized that I’ve yet to mention the wonderful work of Amsale on Triple B! What a pity that is, too because Amsale is hand’s down one of the most highly regarded designers in the bridal game.

The Ethiopian-born designer started her bridal biz in 1985, after she had trouble finding a suitable dress for her own wedding. Fast forward to 2010, the wife and mother has an uber-successful fashion operation on NYC’s tony Madison Avenue and has even caught the attention of tastemakers like Halle Berry and Oprah. Her gorgeous gowns have appeared in films like 27 Dresses and prime-time shows such as Grey’s Anatomy. I think people flock to Amsale’s creation’s because she is a true designer — she understands the curves of the female form and her attention to detail is simply exquisite but never gaudy. While the majority of her collections fall in the high-end range ($5,000+) , she does have a more affordable line, as well. In addition to her freestanding NYC location, Amsale can be purchased at places like Mark Ingram and Kleinfelds. Be sure to check the site for specifics on all her current collections as well as additional availability.

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  1. I love her gowns but I have a real problem with the fact that she is a woman of color and uses very few women of color in her media and advertising.

  2. What do you mean Hale Berry wears her creations? She also uses back models. At the end of the day business is business people will wear her dresses just because she is black doesnt mean only black women can wear her dresses. Tiffany you should think outside the box stop being so ignorant. This is the problem with black businesses when your successfull your told your a sell out and hated on. Why dont you congradulate her success rather than hate on her success

  3. I agree with Tiffany 100%. I got excited about finding her but was disappointed that I did not see diversity.


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