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She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award, and has held design positions at Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Tyler, Anne Klein, and Barneys New York. Her collections are presented in New York with the aid of various sponsors. Her Spring 2005 sponsor, Tiffany & Co., allowed her to present the collection at the jewelry company's 5th Avenue flagship store. She is Persian-American.
Sarafpour is a member of CFDA, through which a close relationship[neutrality is disputed] began after her nomination for the Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for ready to wear in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
In November 2006, Sarafpour designed a collection of clothing and accessories for Target Corporation's Go International which consisted of moderately priced but high quality items.[vague] Sarafpour also minted a limited-edition lipstick for Lancôme and jeans for Scott Morrison's Ernest Sewn collection.
Sarafpour was honored at the White House in July 2010 as a finalist of the Smithsonian's National Design Award in the fashion design category.
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- Behnaz Sarafpour at the Fashion Model Directory
- Behnaz Sarafpour collections at style.com
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