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Dennis Basso Dishes on Making Custom Clothing for Rihanna

From his custom wedding gowns to his lush furs, there’s nothing not luxurious about Dennis Basso‘s styles! Which is exactly why Stylish had to get inside the designer’s Madison Avenue showroom. Watch our exclusive visit in Red Carpet Daily, presented by DirecTV!

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The man behind Gabrielle Union‘s stunning wedding dress dished on what sets his coveted furs apart. “My training was always in ready-to-wear in dress design, so when I entered the world of fur, I treated the fur as if it was fabric,” Basso, 61, tells Stylish.

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Designer Dennis Basso greets the audience from the runway wearing Dennis Basso Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week.

That kind of out-of-the-box thinking is what made him a celebrity favorite from day one. “This is my 33rd year in business, and from the very beginning, we’ve dressed the most beautiful and famous women from around the world — including two first ladies!” he says. (FYI: That would be Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.)

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The FIT-educated designer goes on, “You know, to go from the Elizabeth Taylors of the world to the Rihannas, it’s an amazing thing for me as a designer.”

For more from Basso, including what it was like to get the call from Rihanna’s team for a custom piece, watch the video!

(Wardrobe: Banana Republic in studio; Dennis Basso in store)

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