the designer

Discriminating women with impeccable taste -- many whose names regularly appear in the society pages and in fashion magazines -- seek out Cuban American designer Alexandra Vidal for her individualized creations whose colors, fabrics and details make them stand-out as distinct and unique. It is no wonder that Naomi Watts, Zoe Saldana, Faith Hill, Coco Rocha, Joan Smalls, Judith Light, Zooey Deschanel, and Cobie Smulders to name a few, have selected to wear Alexandra Vidal's couture designs to red carpet premieres and other exclusive events. Her collections have been featured in the renowned Bergdorf Goodman for the past seven years, having been showcased in the window displays (including the famed Holiday windows) multiple times. In addition, her masterpieces have been featured in publications such as Vogue Mexico, Elle, WWD, Hola, People en Espanol and Town and Country, amongst many others. With such prominence, Alexandra Vidal has established herself as a tour-de-force in the fields of cocktail, evening, couture and ready-to-wear fashion.

Vidal's designs are celebrated for the amount of customized hand work involved in their creation. They embody glamour through the use of such exquisite and intricate details as burnt stripe ostrich feathers, unique fabric manipulations, and elaborate sophisticated draping techniques. Additionally, she is known for designing her own fabrics using complex hand-stitched embroidery and delicate innovative bead work. Many of her pieces are created with the prestigious craftsmanship of Maison Lesage in Paris, France. Designing two collections a year, Vidal also has a strong and thriving custom design business.

Vidal studied at the acclaimed Miami Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), where she graduated at the top of her class, receiving the award for "The Best in Fashion Design." She also attended The Paris Fashion Institute. In 2001, she represented the MIAD at the AIR France International Young Designers Competition at The Louvre Museum, receiving the highest recognition for an American designer, the award for the Best Design in the United States. Her accolades also include being a finalist on Project Runway in 2004, winning the distinguished Career College Association's "Great Student Award" in Washington D.C., as well as being honorably selected to display her Fall 2005 collection at the Gen Art Fresh Faces fashion show.

With a landmark career studded with such honors and awards, Vidal focuses less on the celebrity and renown and more on honing the craft she loves: the creation of exclusive, inimitable and timeless couture fashion.