Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour was born and raised in Switzerland where she studied Business Management and then, went to Beaux-Arts before returning to Lebanon and doing an internship with Eli Saab where she had her first experience in seeing her drawings come to reality through hands-on creations with fabrics.
Having found her true passion, she moved to Paris to complete at Instituto Marangoni a Master’s Degree in fashion. She then went back once again to Lebanon and opened her own workshop where she creates Bridal and ready-to-wear luxurious and sophisticated dresses embellished with embroideries, arty prints and ephemeral fabrics that look like coming out of dreams, which by the way, she says are her inspiration.
Her dresses are shown and sold not only in the Middle-East but also in Europe and through Mode Operandi, basically, everywhere in the world so we see them now worn by celebrities at Awards and red-carpet-events in Cannes or Los Angeles, by royals as Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and by Sandra’s It-Girl friends from all over Europe.
In 2016, Baroness Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest wore a Sandra Mansour gown at the evening party celebrating her wedding to Hereditary Prince Franz Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg in Bavaria. The bride and the designer are very good friends.
Last year, another long-term friend of the designer, Russian Ekaterina Malysheva, chose not one but three Sandra Mansour dresses to wear when she married Prince Ernst August Jr, Prince Ernst August of Hanover’s eldest son, at the family’s castle in Germany.
Sandra Mansour says that she designs for the effortless chic and strong women that know what they like and aren’t scared to break down certain boundaries.