Amsale Aberra


Inspired to launch her own line of wedding gowns after failing to find the perfect simple, yet elegant, dress for her own special day, Amsale's brand has become one of the most sought-after on the market. Her designs have decorated the frames of celebs such as Vivica A. Fox, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts. The third bridal designer to open a store at Madison Avenue and a Council of Fashion Designers of America member, the Ethiopian-born powerhouse has been featured on an array of popular TV programs, chiefly The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show; and has been twice-honored on Ebony's "Power 150" list of the most influential African-Americans.

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