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After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Angela, went directly into the industry designing for various fashion companies. One job she truly enjoyed was designing lingerie for a well-known boutique in Hollywood that specialized in high-end lingerie and evening gowns for the television and movie industry. In 1987, Angela created the original famous bullet bra bustier that launched Madonna’s outerwear lingerie look. The bustier look created a major fashion trend. Deanzign began in a small boutique in the eighties on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California where Angela Dean sold her unique but timeless designs to entertainment heavyweights. As the music video craze exploded, requests for her star-worthy creations took off, leading Angela to close the store to provide full custom-design service to celebrities. Deanzign became a full-service studio to the entertainment industry. Angela Dean’s studio in Los Angeles, California is an exclusive environment that services the Who’s Who of Hollywood.
The Hollywood Museum requested Angela to collect and preserve original garments worn by her celebrity clients. This medley of originals was called era of entertainment. Deanzign’s show pieces are worn by Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Dyan Cannon and Priscilla Presley. The exhibit encompassed showstoppers of beaded imported laces, rhinestone embellished gowns and silk taffeta opera coats that represented the refined elegance of the 40’s and 50’s. Angela Dean’s career highlights were fashion masterpieces when she designed for Hollywood leading ladies as Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Michele, Elise Neal, Loretta Devine and Regina King for Essence Magazine‘s 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Cover. It was the highest-selling issue in the history of Essence Magazine. The individual style designed for each actress was captivated as a timeless piece. Angela designed a beautiful red silk taffeta ball gown for her 2007 Fall collection. The gown was selected to be used for Paris Hilton’s perfume ad campaign “Can Can.” Another highlight in Angela’s career was when songstress Nancy Wilson donated a gown that Angela designed for her to the Smithsonian Museum. Nancy wore this elegant and timeless creation when she received her Grammy for best jazz vocal album “Turned To Blue.” Over the past two decades, Angela Dean has created a brand portfolio of distinctive dresses for amazing superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Paris Hilton and many more. With immediate goals to further expand Deanzign Designer Collections as the most diversified fashion house in the world. Angela’s long-term goals involve continuously growing her fashion empire into an international lifestyle brand and further establishing Deanzign Designer Collections as a worldwide powerhouse of style.