Arefeh Mansouri

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Arefeh Mansouri
Designer Arefeh Mansouri on the Red Carpet at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 23, 2012
Born (1980-11-08) November 8, 1980 (age 34)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation Fashion Designer, Costume designer, Painter
Awards Bronze Award for Avant-Garde design at the International Design Awards (2013)

Arefeh Mansouri is an Award Winning American Fashion and Costume designer, known for creating Contemporary, Avant-garde Masterpieces that simultaneously exude both vulnerable femininity and raw Power. [1] Her Work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, WWD, Marie Claire, InStyle among many others.

Arefeh Mansouri at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (NOKIA Theatre, September 20, 2009)


Arefeh Mansouri's career began in Montreal, Canada at the age of 23. Born November 1980 in Tehran, Iran, she immigrated to Canada at 16 years of age. During her early years, Arefeh displayed great interest and aptitude in painting [2] as well as math and science. She started her undergraduate education with a major in Biology with the intent to pursue a career in Medicine. Already an accomplished painter, she soon realized where her true passions lie. This led her to a career in Fashion and Costume Design. She began her studies of Fashion at Montreal's LaSalle College.[3] Subsequently, she launched a women's sportswear line until she was offered a position in Milan, Italy as head designer for an Italian clothing Firm. In 2007 she relaunched her line in the United States with a specific focus on Couture Wedding and Evening wear.[4][5][6] In addition, she began pursuing her passion for costume design. Her designs are featured in major Hollywood productions.[7] Arefeh Mansouri is a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The Costume Designers Guild as a Costume Designer. In 2011 Arefeh Mansouri was handpicked for a project called "Art Meets Fashion". Her task was to create a dress based on Karel Appel's Sculpture the Tulip. In 2012 Arefeh Mansouri collaborated with Celebrity Photographer Juan Pont Lezica to create a photograph that was a recreation of Sir Fredric Leighton's painting the Flaming June. The picture was exhibited at The Parthenon, Nashville's Art Museum. Arefeh's contribution was a dress that she especially designed for the piece using the Flaming June as her inspiration.


The AREFEH Shop at 150 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, USA in 2013

In 2013, Arefeh Mansouri established her signature store, "AREFEH", at 150 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. ,[8][9]



  1. ^ *"Arefeh Mansouri's celebrity Tote Bags become big hits". Fashion Industry Network. December 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ *"Arefeh Mansouri is a true artist". The Style Wise. March 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ .*"Q and A with Arefeh Mansouri". Zee Report. August 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ *"Arefeh Mansouri Represents Greatness During New York Fashion Week". Broadway World. September 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ .*International Fashion Designer Introduces Exquisite Bridal Line to the United States, News Blaze, August 21, 2007 
  6. ^ *"International Fashion Designer Arefeh Mansouri (Runway)". The Fashion Feed. 
  7. ^ *""What’s Your Number?" Loves Arefeh Mansouri’s Wedding Dresses". WD Daily News. October 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ *"AREFEH BRIDAL". Palm Beach Woman. October 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ *"WORTH NOTING: AREFEH". Palm Beach Illustrated. August 2013. 

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