Dennis Basso

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Dennis Basso (Born February 25, 1954) is an American fashion designer and one of America's premier couture fur designers. He started his business in 1983.


Dennis attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.


Dennis Basso started his career as an apprentice at Nicholson's Furs in Roxbury Township, NJ.

In 1983, Dennis Basso began selling a line of pelts out of the trunk of a rented Town Car. Since then, he has transformed his business into a multinational luxury fur brand. In 2002, he was inducted into the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). Five years later, Dennis joined the lineup at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park, New York and introduced an expanded line of ready-to-wear separates and dresses.

At QVC, Dennis Basso has created a major market in faux fur, offering affordable and sophisticated outerwear and accessories. In 2009, he received the QVC Ambassador Award.

Humanitarian Work[edit]

He sits on the boards of the Children’s Hearing Institute and the Boy’s Towns of Italy Foundation. Supporter of the American Cancer Society, The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New Yorkers for Children, and the Alzheimer’s Association, which gave him the Humanitarian man of the Year Award in 2005.


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