She Created Madonna’s Original Bullet Bustier … And It’s Time You Know Her Name! Angela Dean, Iconic Celebrity Designer

“I created Madonna’s original bullet bustier,” said Celebrity Designer, Angela Dean. In 1987, Dean created the original bustier worn in Madonna’s “Open My Heart” video and the famous lace -up metallic gold bustier that Madonna wore on her tour.

In 1990, Jean-Paul Gaultier did a rendition of Dean’s original version of Madonna’s bustier that she wore in her “Blonde Ambition” tour.

Madonna’s lingerie look influenced fashion and became a trend at the time to wear lingerie as outerwear.

It’s undeniable that this bullet bustier is forever etched into our pop culture psyche!

Sitting in her Los Angeles Atelier, Dean reflects back on her bold move of opening a boutique on the world-famous Melrose Avenue, in which she named DeanZign, in the early 1980s  how she became the best kept secret in Hollywood.

Designing for A-list celebrities such as Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, Patti LaBelle,  Oprah Winfrey and the list continues, Angela is one of the most respected designers in the industry.  She has designed from the Grammy stages to the Academy Awards red carpets.

One of the highlights of Angela’s career was designing the largest selling cover in the history of Essence Magazine, the 2000 “30th Anniversary Edition” that featured the eight leading ladies, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine, Regina King, Elise Neal and Michael Michelle.

Over the years, Angela Dean realized women want to enhance their bodies, but there was no product available to compliment their many body types, which is what inspired her to create Shaped by an Angel shapewear.  A  revolutionary shapewear line that transforms women’s bodies.   She created the shapewear from post-surgical compression fabric that reduces cellulite and enhances blood flow.

Looking to the future, Angela Dean is taking the world by storm with her shapewear line and continuously growing her fashion brand.

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