Sophie Theallet is a french fashion designer born in 1964. Her design aesthetics captured my attention which is why I decided to place her under the spotlight on AlBalsamLife.com.

She is known for her classy clothing which features plenty of satin, lace and fur. I came to realize that Theallet's genius mixing of materials which are not conventionally worn together, as well as colors which are not conventionally worn together is what makes her a unique designer. This qualified her to dress the likes of Michelle Obama.

Her talent and key eye on detail won her several awards throughout her career as a designer, including National Young Designer Award and the very anticipated CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.

She continues to wow us all with producing plus-size outfits as part of her collections, which actually accentuates the curves of a plus-sized woman very well. Additionally, she also has a swimwear line which also serves plus-size clients. Unlike many designers who failed to do so, Sophie Theallet succeeded in creating fashion forward and sexy plus-size items of clothing.