Behnaz Sarafpour's masterful craftsmanship, eye for exquisite textiles, and eco-conscious approach to fashion design have earned her womenswear endless praise and awards. Based in New York City, this Iranian-American designer won the prestigious Golden Thimble as a student at Parsons before moving on to work for Anne Klein, Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodriguez, and other exclusive brands. Since releasing her first runway collection in the early 2000s, Sarafpour has designed a collection for Target, a shade of red lipstick for Lancôme, a series of premium jeans (a collaborative effort with Earnest Sewn), and exquisite dresses and gowns snatched up by Selma Blair, Chloe Sevigny, and other fashion-forward celebrities. From wide-leg overalls to textured metal necklace designs, Sarafpour creates clean, minimalist clothing that redefines feminine.
Want to score of-the-moment styles by some of your favorite designer names? This inspired mix of essential shoes, bags, dresses, sweaters, and more — broken down by apparel and accessories — makes dressing for the season a total breeze. Happy Sunday!
There’s still time to pick up stylish wintertime staples before spring hits — and the prices on these cold-weather items in this generous selection have been dramatically reduced. Today’s sale features essentials like belted peacoats and elegant wool numbers, along with cozy separates so chic they'll have you wishing for a few more months of winter.
Iranian-Born Behnaz Sarafpour moved to New York City in 1989 to attend Parsons School of Design. While still in school, Sarafpour started work at Anne Klein, where she designed under Richard Tyler and Narcisco Rodriguez. Upon graduating, she went to work for Isaac Mizrahi until launching her own label in 2001. Known for substantial yet elegant style, innovative fabrics and precise design, Sarafpour received support from fashion elite, including Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Barneys VP of Merchandising, Julie Gilhart. This secured her spot among New York’s “New Guard” of young designers. It’s the simple cuts and fabrics, black punctuated with bursts of color, streamlined coordinated separates and unusual detail that creates the Behnaz Sarafpour signature aesthetic. She earned three nominations for the CFDA’s Perry Ellis Award for Women’s Ready to Wear and later became a CFDA member. Her collections have been sponsored by venerable luxury companies including Moet & Chandon and Van Cleef & Arpels as well as becoming the first and only designer to present a collection at the Tiffany & Co flagship store. Her success has fostered a huge celebrity following and distribution at specialty boutiques, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and now, Gilt Groupe.
You may not be able to contain your excitement once you see the impressive designers on parade in this sale! Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Derek Lam… and the list goes on! Shop red-carpet-worthy gowns, luxurious cashmere sweaters, razor-sharp suiting separates, stunning silk dresses, and so much more, at prices that will have you head over heels. Happy shopping!