Behnaz Sarafpour is an Iranian-American New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women’s apparel bearing her name in 2001.
She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award, and has held design positions at Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Tyler, Anne Klein, and Barneys New York. Her collections are presented in New York with the aid of various sponsors. Her spring 2005 sponsor, Tiffany & Co., allowed her to present the collection at the jewelry company’s 5th Avenue flagship store.
Sarafpour is a member of CFDA, through which a close relationship began after her nomination for the Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for ready to wear in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
Sarafpour has also designed and produced fashionable products for Target Corporation Lancôme and Scott Morrison too.
In Spring 2008 Behnaz introduced a capsule collection of luxury organic sportswear, and she continues to highlight organic pieces as part of her collections.
Sarafpour was honored at the White House in July 2010 as a finalist of the Smithsonian’s National Design Award in the fashion design category. Behnaz has been named the winner of 2013 national design award for fashion design.