Art CoutureDominique Vialar
“Dominique Vialar never dreamed she would be a clothes designer, let alone make a living at it in America.”
Dominique Vialar never dreamed she would be a clothes designer, let alone make a living at it in America. In school, she studied to be an art director. Upon leaving school, her first job took her from her home in Paris, France to Casablanca Morocco.
While at Casablanca, she realized that she had nothing to wear and she didn’t like anything in the stores. To solve this dilemma, she went to the old part of the city, bought some fabric, and set out to make a top and a skirt. She was looking for a kind of a ‘boho by Saint Laurent’ look. The outfit was a hit and soon she was getting orders from her colleagues, friend, and neighbors for outfits. This was the beginning of her career in “Art Couture” or fashion as art.