Laura Dahl

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Laura Dahl
Born November 12, 1974
Las Vegas, NV
Nationality American
Occupation Fashion designer
Parent(s) John and Marilyn Gubler
Labels Laura Dahl & Wifebeader

Laura Dahl (born 1974) is an American fashion designer. A native of Las Vegas, NV, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She's married to Timothy Dahl and has a brother named Matthew Gray Gubler and half-brother named John Gray Gubler.


Before launching her own line of contemporary women's clothing, Dahl worked in the fashion houses of Cynthia Rowley, Anne Bowen, and Catherine Malandrino.[1]

In 2003 Dahl launched her first line called Wifebeader by Laura Dahl which focused on embellished tops.[2] Soon after being featured on Daily Candy[3][4] (a fashion newsletter), Wifebeader was picked up by Bloomingdales[5] and later that season Anthropologie.

The Laura Dahl label [6] was launched in Fall 2006. It is currently[when?] being sold in Nordstrom[citation needed]. That same year the Showtime Network' The L Word selected Laura Dahl as one of their featured designers for the "L'ements of Style" collection.[7]

Her brother, Matthew Gray Gubler, is an actor/director and has since 2004 been a cast member on the CBS crime drama, Criminal Minds.[8]

In 2012, Dahl launched the Webby Award[9] nominated do-it-yourself website for families called "Built by Kids"[10][11] and has since followed up with another website dedicated to hair enthusiasts called, "PYXIE".[12]


  1. ^ Hilary Hutton, "Laura Dahl Draws a Bead on Fashion", Vegas Magazine, February 2005
  2. ^ Hitha Prabhakar, "Casual and Comfortable Couture", Metro New York, 22 June 2004
  3. ^ Crain's New York Business, Oct 2005
  4. ^ Jackie Cooperman, "Web stylistas scoop up the news", "The New York Times", February 2005
  5. ^ April Y. Pennington, "Tank Girl", Entrepreneur Magazine, March 2006
  6. ^ Xazmin Garza, "Manufacturing Design", Las Vegas Review-Journal, 16 March 2006
  7. ^ Sharon Edelson, "TV's 'L Word' Leads to New Fashion Collection", Women's Wear Daily, 15 December 2006
  8. ^ Alessandro Stanley, "The Surefire TV Formula: Ape the Boss" New York Times, 20 December 2006
  9. ^ "Family/Parenting Webby Award"
  10. ^ Michael Cannell, "For Kids, a D.I.Y. Web Site", The New York Times, September 2011
  11. ^ Jessica Lahey, "A Big Pile of Fantastic Ideas to Get Kids Outside Making and Doing This Summer", The New York Times, May 2014
  12. ^ Jennifer Conrad, "15 Ways to Grow Out Short Hair", Cosmopolitan, July 2014

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