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Ali Rahimi of Mon Atelier dresses Mary Hart for Oscars
Mar '09
If you watched "Entertainment Tonight" anchor Mary Hart on the red carpet before the Academy Awards, you have seen the exquisite work of couture designer Ali Rahimi of Mon Atelier, one of Los Angeles' premier designers.

In addition to Hart, Rahimi designed gowns for this year's Oscars for "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Thea Andrews; The Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington; and Cheryl Cecchetto, president of Sequoia Productions, who has produced the Academy Awards Governors Ball for the past 20 years.

"I design to fit a woman's body and choose fabrics that bring out each client's natural beauty," says Rahimi. "For example, for Mary Hart I created an asymmetrically draped gown that accented Mary's shoulders and neckline. The fabric was a beautiful, spring green metallic silk organza with pink flowers scattered throughout. The colors perfectly complemented her brilliant eyes."

Rahimi, who designed a wedding gown for Thea Andrews several years ago, chose something completely different for her night on the red carpet. To reflect Andrews' outgoing personality, he created a red, bias-cut silk Georgette gown, fully hand-beaded with gunmetal gray beads. For Huffington, Rahimi turned to a look of elegant sophistication with an interesting blend of color, by combining an aubergine lace top with an iridescent navy blue silk taffeta swirl skirt. Cheryl Cecchetto, in contrast, inspired Rahimi to focus on movement. Because Cecchetto must be able to move freely as she oversees production of the Governors Ball, Rahimi designed a special train that could be bustled at the back of Cecchetto's chocolate brown, hand-beaded matte jersey gown. "I love the way this fabric moves with the body," says Rahimi. "When I saw it, I thought immediately of Cheryl."

Many A-list celebrities have worn Rahimi's designs, including, Anjelica Huston, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Adams, and many others. Rahimi has also dressed actress Jane Kaczmarek and donated gowns to her Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, which auctions celebrity-owned items and uses proceeds to help children around the world.

Rahimi has also designed tuxedos and other garments for several famous men. He has dressed William H. Macy, Blair Underwood and Wayne Knight, and has created the stage image for the musician Meat Loaf. Fans of the well-known television series "Ugly Betty" will also recognize Rahimi's designs on cast members Judith Light, Vanessa Williams and Eric Mabius. In addition to elegant wedding and evening attire, Rahimi also creates less formal wear, including the well-known pink ensemble that Reese Witherspoon made famous in "Legally Blonde 2."

But Rahimi not only dresses celebrities: he and his partner, John Barle, make each client feel like a star at their intimate, perfectly appointed Mon Atelier salon, which is one of the reasons people often travel from other cities and countries to have their wedding gowns made by Rahimi.

Ali Rahimi of Mon Atelier

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