Founded by Deborah Sawaf in 2010, Thalé Blanc is a luxury fashion brand specializing in women’s designer handbags, clothing, accessories and jewelry. Their luxury tote bags, clutches, evening bags and mini purses are 100% made in Italy from only the finest materials and calfskin leather. They also use premium custom hardware, such as Swarovski crystals and leather knot handles to adorn each piece. Thalé Blanc’s ready-to-wear collection of luxury clothing delivers chic elegance with a touch of sporty playfulness in every stitch of our designer dresses, outerwear, tops, bottoms, and jumpsuits. Bold but always feminine, our pieces are made for the woman who isn’t afraid to make a statement.
Combining modern techniques with traditional craftsmanship, Thalé Blanc brings to life designer fashion with overtones of luxurious glamour and masterful execution. Drawing inspiration from the fashions of the 1920s and the French Renaissance and Baroque periods, Thalé Blanc also looks to exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornamentation. Thalé Blanc’s signature is the cheetah, graceful and strong in her stride. Encapsulating the essence of Thalé Blanc, the cheetah’s majestic presence and grace is present in every collection.
Deborah Sawaf is firmly taking the wheel at Thalé Blanc with her luxury handbag collection and her first RTW collection. An experienced and celebrated long distance driver of Porsches, Aston Martins and Bentleys from a very young age, she is moving into her own lane after two former CEO’s almost pushed her off the road.
Now clearly in charge, this time driving design and sales, Sawaf, a Bombay-born, Italian & LA trained (FIDM) designer with a global, pro-woman stance, is putting her foot on the gas and going for it full speed. Having worked with legends including Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré and Roberto Cavalli, her deft hand at details like embroidery, hardware, fabrics and shapes influence every handbag or fashion piece she creates. Sawaf also studied at the Gemological Institute of America, further refining her attention to luxurious detail.
Full of energy, elegance, talent, intelligence and presenting a gracious demeanour, for her collections exude confidence, glamour, edge and power. The RTW and handbags are designed for women who are not afraid to make a statement in the boardroom or on the racetrack of life!
Her life lived in India, the Middle East, Italy and currently Los Angeles has honed the sophisticated and confident eye that you see in every single piece she designs whether they be the glamorous and distinctive Audrey bags, inspired by the legendary actress and humanitarian and blessed by Hepburn’s son, or the dramatic coats, jumpsuits, floor length dresses, wrap skirts and fringed tops in her first full ready-to-wear collection.
Never one to take her privileged life for granted, Sawaf is a supporter and mentor for women around the globe, involved in women’s economic and business conferences from Washington to Qatar to her current home base of LA.
A devoted mother of 3 and partner in life and business with her husband, Deborah is ready to step on the gas and go, inspiring women and her family with her impeccable taste, talent and fast forward energy.