DALLAS, Jun 2, 2001 / FW/ — Venezuelan-born Angel Sanchez was born with a thimble on his finger. His family owned a made-to-order dressmaking business in Valera, Venezuela.
Although he showed at an early age his aptitude in fashion design, he went to architecture. In 1987, two years after practicing architecture, genetics and heritage won out and Angel Sanchez was drawn to fashion design, combining his architectural skills to cutting and designing techniques that he knew by heart.
He launched his own label in 1991, and was an instant commercial success in his native Venezuela. In 1993, he debuted at Miami Fashion Week, and opened a showroom in New York in 1995.
In 1997, Angel Sanchez decided to establish his headquarters in New York as part of his international expansion. Two years later, (1999) he debuted in New York’s Bridal Week, immediately followed by his debut at Bryant Park. That same year, he was inducted at the CFDA.
His prestige as an international figure was enhanced by the crowning of Miss World 1995 (Jackeline Aguilera) and Miss Universe 1996 (Alicia Machado) where both beauty queens wore his creations. He continued to expand his business and won The Golden Coast Fashion Award from the buyers and retailers of North America.
Updated Feb 8 2008
Never far from his Hollywood connections, Angel Sanchez designed Sandra Bullock’s wedding gown in 2005 and Eva Longoria’s wedding gown in 2007.
He has also been the choice for red carpet dressing by both Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria. His devotees include Salma Hayek, Giselle Bundchen, Beyoncé, America Ferrara, Iman, Elizabeth Hurley, Bridget Moynahan, Thalia, and Gayle King.
Angel Sanchez evening wear and bridal collections are available in the best specialty department stores and boutiques in the US (Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman) and internationally in Browns of London, Frattina and Saks Fifth Avenue Mexico, Joyce in Hong Kong, Hugo Nicholson Canada, and Al Hama in the Middle East.
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