Elisa Jimenez, discovered by the gallery owner Holly Solomon, launched the first collection in 1996.

Elisa Jimenez, (1963). Born in El Paso, Texas, Jimenez is the daughter of sculptor Luis Jiménez and graphic designer Vicky Balcou. At the age of five, she sewed doll clothes and adjusted the hems.

Elisa Jimenez attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a degree in anthropology. She went on to earn a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona.


She began her career as a sculptor and entered the world of fashion by creating models for her sculptures. Discovered by the gallery owner Holly Solomon, a protagonist of New York art, she launched the first collection in 1996. Her imagination has no limits, holes, tears, edges finished with the flame of a candle, burnt fabrics and fabrics washed in tea and spices that take the shape of the body and capture the imagination of the wearer.

Each dress is a unique piece, a game without apparent balance of geometric shapes and colours made with precious and non-precious fabrics. In three years, Elisa conquered the world of fashion and Hollywood. Her clothes, which can only be purchased through the Solomon gallery (as real pieces of art) or in her Manhattan showroom, are worn by all the biggest stars of cinema and music.

Her drawings appeared on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Dutch, Black Book, aper Mag, Jane and Trace .

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She worked for several actors, musicians, films and television shows, including: Melissa Auf der Maur, Cher for her album Believe, Jennifer Connely for her character in Requiem for a Dream, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City, Pink, Cameron Diaz and the art photographer Cindy Sherman. Jimenez was invited to participate in the Barbican Gallery exhibition and book Rapture: Art and Fashion Since the 1970s,edited by Chris Townsend of London.

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