Arefeh Mansouri was born in Tehran, Iran in 1980 and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. She later moved permanently to the United States where she now resides with her family.
In her early years, Mansouri’s education initially focused on Math and Sciences. She started her undergraduate education, majoring in Biology at Concordia University, with the initial intent to pursue a career in Medicine. However, she soon came to the realization that the need to create and artistic expression was key to her fulfillment. That need to create was the catalyst that led her to a career in Fashion and Costume Design.
She studied Fashion at Montreal’s LaSalle College and had her own line of clothing by the age of 23. Soon thereafter She was invited to be the head designer at a Milan based clothing company.
Subsequently, Mansouri left her position and moved to the United States with a specific focus on Couture Wedding and Evening wear.
Mansouri also garners the same level of interest and passion for costume design, which led to her work in feature films and her becoming a member of The Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences And The Costume Designers Guild, IATSE LOCAL 892.
In recent years, Mansouri furthered her education upon completing the executive education program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.