Fashion Biography

Angel Sanchez, Fashion Designer


Angel Sanchez has been captivated by fashion since childhood. He grew up in his mother"s atelier in his native Venezuela surrounded by dress forms and fabrics. Watching her sew with the entrancing abilities in her hands and her talent and determination was Angel"s first inspiration.

It wasn"t until 1987 after two years as an architect that Angel knew he was to become a fashion designer and returned to his roots. Angel quickly rose to fame in his native Venezuela and throughout Latin America. These successes lead to international expansion in 1997 when the company established its headquarters in New York City. Soon after Angel Sanchez evening wear was sold in prestigious US stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. In 1999 Sanchez debuted his bridal collection in the US where it received immediate attention by buyers and press. In the same year Sanchez presented his evening collection during New York fashion week in Bryant Park and became a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. His presence as an international designer was solidified.

Today Angel Sanchez is renowned worldwide for both bridal and evening wear designs that reflect his architectural discipline and structure while creating new shapes and proportions that hold true to the timeless perfection of traditional couture dressmaking. His elegant designs are architectural, contemporary and feminine and always include a touch of drama and impact along with innovative details. Through his linear precision Angel creates definition to flatter and enhance the figure allowing a woman to feel the freedom and beauty that comes from confidence alone. Angel Sanchez designs are renowned for celebrating the woman and allowing her to take center stage.

Most notably in 2005, Angel designed Sandra Bullock"s wedding gown and Eva Longoria"s Emmy Awards dress for which she received a best dressed nod. In 2006 Sandra wore an Angel Sanchez gown to the Oscars and in 2007 Angel designed Eva Longoria"s wedding gown. Angel"s talent and jovial personality has won over celebrities on the red carpet and socialites on the international party circuit. His devotees also include Salma Hayek, Giselle Bundchen, Beyonce, America Ferrara, Iman, Elizabeth Hurley, Bridget Moynahan, Thalia, and Gayle King.

His insight into Latin American perspective has created a global brand that has continued to expand for the last 19 years. 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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