Behnaz Sarafpour

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Behnaz Sarafpour is a New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women's apparel bearing her name in 2001.[1]

She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award,[1] and has held design positions at Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Tyler,[1] Anne Klein,[2] and Barneys New York.[2] Her collections are presented in New York with the aid of various sponsors.[citation needed] Her Spring 2005 sponsor, Tiffany & Co., allowed her to present the collection at the jewelry company's 5th Avenue flagship store.[3] She is Iranian-American.[citation needed]

Sarafpour is a member of CFDA,[4] through which a close relationship[neutrality is disputed] began after her nomination for the Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for ready to wear apparel in 2002, 2003, and 2005.[citation needed]

In November 2006, Sarafpour designed a collection of clothing and accessories for Target Corporation's Go International[citation needed] 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.[5]

In 2007, Sarafpour was one of five designers whose work was chosen to feature in the Sportswear section of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London's New York Fashion Now exhibition.[6]

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.[7]


  1. ^ a b c LaMont Jones (16 October 2006), Style Book: GAP, (Product) Red join AIDS campaigns, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, retrieved 30 July 2011
  2. ^ a b Wish upon a rising star, The Economist, 4 March 2004, retrieved 30 July 2011
  3. ^ "Behnaz Sarafpour Ready-To-Wear - Catwalk report - New York Spring/Summer 2009 ( UK)". Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  4. ^ Loose threads, The Dallas Morning News, 26 August 2004
  5. ^ "Behnaz Sarafpour Fall / Winter 2006 Women's Interview | Global Fashion News". Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ Stanfill, Sonnet (2007). New York Fashion. V&A Publications, London. pp. 28–49. ISBN 978-1-85177-499-9.
  7. ^ "Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winners of 11th Annual National Design Awards". Retrieved 30 July 2011.

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