Designer Ali Rahimi for Mon Atelier

Mon Atelier — French for “my workshop” — was founded by designer Ali Rahimi in a classic Los Angeles neighborhood in 1986. Mon Atelier offers custom-designed suits for men and women as well as elegant cocktail dresses and evening gowns to fit every occasion. Rahimi is known for dressing many A-list celebrities, including Anjelica Huston, Angela Bassett, Eva Longoria, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and has also made a name for himself by designing for musicians and other performers and creating one-of-a-kind bridal gowns for that special day. Though many well-known figures pass through the front door, the atmosphere in the salon is friendly and intimate, making each client meeting a warm and very personal experience.

Educated in England and later at the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, Rahimi takes his cue from the great couturiers before him and sketches each design by hand. The perfectly tailored pieces are then crafted to fit, with Rahimi’s signature attention to detail — fine beading, covered buttons, built-in corsets, hand finishing — and his unique blending of fabrics and other materials.

“When I first meet a new client, I usually see a look for her immediately. After only a few moments of conversation, I can create a design that is unique and also expresses her individual needs.” — Ali Rahimi