Oumou Sy

Oumou Sy (born 1952 in PodorSenegal) is a Senegalese fashion designer frequently referred to as “Senegal’s Queen of Couture”. She is Senegal’s most internationally known haute couture designer. Her collections have been shown in fashion shows in EuropeAsiaAfrica, and the U.S. She owns her own stores in Geneva and Paris.She designed the wardrobe for the Senegalese singers Baaba Maaland Youssou N’Dour,[1] and has won various awards at international film festivals for her costume designs.[1] She is a 1998 laureate of the international Prince Claus Awards.


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