Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld
Dennis Basso is one of the world’s leading fur and ready-to-wear designers. He founded his company in 1983 and his designs have been worn by some of the world’s most influential women, including Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kim Cattrall, Renée Zellweger, Meryl Streep and Catherine Zeta-Jones, to name a few. His designs have been featured numerous times on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) and on the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Town & Country and a plethora of international media. In 2003, he opened his flagship store on Madison Avenue, New York City. He also has boutiques at the Little Nell in Aspen, the Four Seasons Hotel in Vail, Colorado, Harrods department store in London, TsUM (Central Universal Department Store) in Moscow, and in Harbinger, China. Twenty years ago, he created an exclusive line, Dennis by Dennis Basso, for QVC, the television shopping channel. QVC ranks him as one of their foremost designers. In 2011, he launched his exclusive collection of bridal designs for Kleinfeld in New York City. He sits on the Board of the Children’s Hearing Institute, which honored him in 1999. He is a major supporter of Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association, which gave him the Humanitarian Man of the Year Award in 2005. Over a decade ago, he was inducted into the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).