Tuesday, I headed over to Randi Rahm‘s showroom in New York City for a one on one interview with the designer herself! Randi Rahm is on of New York’s ‘best kept secrets’ as her clientele often involves socialites, celebrities, and clients who can afford her custom made, haute couture pieces. A-listers including Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julianne Hough, Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger and many more have donned Randi Rahm designs. Randi has also featured custom performance pieces for Carrie Underwood and Ashanti, as well as custom designs for Joan Rivers and Vivica A. Fox.While Randi’s designs are just about as exclusive as it gets – (dresses can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars) – she also has more accessible designs in Bergdorfs and Saks 5th Avenue, and has ambitious plans to extend her fashion sense to an even broader audience by teaming up with retailers who reach the everyday woman. More…
Visiting Randi Rahm‘s showroom was like entering the closet of a princess. The light shining through the showroom windows beautifully displays the many gowns, all of which hang on satin hangers and dazzle with crystals and intricate, hand beading.
Dress after dress boasts rich colors fit for a princess, if not in fact made for one. (Given Randi’s exclusive clientele, I wouldn’t be surprised)! Of course, all of that is confidential; Randi does not reveal her clients and only talks about the garments and who wore them after they have already made a public appearance on their own – usually at a grand event.
Randi herself, is a beautiful woman who is kind and down to Earth, despite her elite reputation and A-list clientele. Sitting down with her to chat about how she got started in the fashion industry was inspirational and a fascinating. In fact, before designing haute couture gowns , she was a classically trained pianist and conductor! Watch the video below to learn more! Xo.
As a modern American couturier, Rahm is known for her luxurious fabric patterns, signature beadwork and intricate embroidery. “The women I design for do not want to look like everyone else,” Rahm stated. “Many of my clients are in creative fields such as music and the performing arts, so they understand and appreciate the experience of expressing their persona through the clothes they wear.” Rahm distinguishes her work through use of dramatic color combinations and constant experimentation with actual diamonds and rare, precious stones delicately applied by hand at her Fifth Avenue design studio. The result is designs that go from simply stunning to super glamorous in the tradition of old Hollywood.