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Sandy Dalal, Fashion Designer

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Fashion Designer Sandy Dalal, born in the Bronx and raised in New York City, grew up in the textile industry. As a child he remembers his mother taking him on business trips to South Asia where she would pick out fabrics. Since then, the 24 year old developed a deep rooted interest in fashion, so much so that upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Dalal began his own fashion house, Sandy Dalal Ltd.
Since his debut line in 1997, Dalal has stolen the attention of the fashion press. The Washington Post said of a recent collection, Dalal is living up to his honors. The honor they speak of is one of the most coveted awards in the fashion industry, The Perry Ellis Award for Best New Menswear Designer for 1998, given to him by the CFDA. Past recipients of the Award are Richard Edwards, Gene Meyer, and John Bartlett, but at the age of twenty one, Dalal is the youngest recipient ever to receive the honor. In addition to the recognition for his accomplishments on the fashion runway, Dalal was also named one of People Magazine"s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998.

Dalal, with only three years in the industry under his belt, has taken the fashion world by storm. Dalal"s much talked about clothes bring an exciting vigor and a rebellious spark to the usually staid world of men"s fashion. He creates a classic tailored shape with a twist, which attracts both the younger generation as well as the older crowd, with his innovative use of new colors and fabrics. Dalal"s bold print and plaid designs are extraordinary, incorporating the highest grades of wool, cashmere, silk, cotton and leather.

Dalal"s collection has been worn by many in the world of music and entertainment, including such innovative artists and entertainers as Ricky Martin, Aerosmith, Chris Rock, Wyclef Jean, Beck, k.d. Lang, Backstreet Boys, The Foo Fighters and Sugar Ray.

Sandy Dalal"s clothing line is available at Barney"s, Bloomingdale"s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Louis of Boston, among other specialty shops across the world.

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