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.

Education[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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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