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Rami Kashou, Fashion and Costume Designer

Rami KashouRami KashouRami Kashou is the flavor of the moment in fashion. The son of the former Miss Jordan, Rami Kashou grew up in style. Kashou was born in Jerusalem on May 11, 1976 and raised in Ramallah where he was often commissioned by the local town socialites to design their ensembles.

Upon arriving in the U.S. in 1996, Kashou worked in retail for several years. This eventually led him to a buying and merchandising position at a well-known boutique in Los Angeles. After a stint of traveling to Europe as a buyer, Kashou bit the bullet and purchased two sewing machines. He vigorously studied pattern making from the local vintage boutiques. "I would buy a piece and take it apart and inspect it, then I would learn." Kashou said. After three years of self-education, he began creating what would later be known as the "One of a Kind" collection that was picked up by various notable Los Angeles boutiques.

A seasoned veteran of runway shows, Rami Kashou has shown his devotion and passion for ground-breaking feminine design, and as a result has become one of the most coveted runway shows to attend during fashion week, attracting celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, and Amy Smart. He was honored with the GenArt Alumni sponsorship to showcase his collection in the tents of Bryant Park in addition to his numerous seasons at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles.

Known for his dramatic red carpet gowns, Rami has draped the silhouettes of celebrities and trendsetters such as Penelope Cruz, Dita Von Teese, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Erykah Badu, Ashlee Simpson, Becki Newton, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan to name a few. His designs have graced the pages of the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, Interview, Elle, In Style, and Flaunt amongst many others.

A cottonsilk dress seen on Project Runway: "This dress symbolizes movement and stillness at once," says Kashou.A cottonsilk dress seen on Project Runway: "This dress symbolizes movement and stillness at once," says Kashou.Rami Kashou has been recognized in the U.S. and abroad as an innovative designer. His designs can be found around the world from Europe to Asia, and have sold in stores such as Harrod's in London and Big Drop in New York. In 2005, Kashou was commissioned to create the costumes for America's Next Top Model national ad campaign. Rami has also been honored by a variety of prominent institutions such as the Make a Wish Foundation, the LA Fashion Awards, Seeds of Peace, and the Los Angeles City Council.

Rami's television appearances include Live with Regis and Kelly, the Tyra Banks Show, Behind the Velvet Ropes on the Style Network, HSN, E! News, Fashion Team on the TV Guide Channel, Movie and a Makeover, and Wealth TV. Most notably, Kashou was a finalist on Bravo's Project Runway, showing yet another stunning collection at Bryant Park during Fashion Week.

Known for his signature draping, Rami seeks to bring out the goddess in every woman with elegance, femininity and style. Starting with his mother, women have always served as his muse. "I wake up every day to celebrate women," says Kashou.

Most recently he designed the costumes for the play "The Lotus Eaters," at the Helios Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. Visit his site.