Designed by recent university graduate and Mississauga fashion designer, Adrian Arnieri, ET Canada’s Sangita Patel was blown away at how beautiful her gorgeous black gown looked draped across the red carpet.

Patel said the full-length black dress was “a true piece of art.” With more than 19 million people watching, Arnieri never imagined he’d see his designs on display at one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and prestigious award shows.

Arnieri has loved fashion since the age of three. With support from his family, friends and mentors, he followed his passion. The journey into the world of haute couture began by studying at Ryerson’s School of Fashion. While at school, he had the chance to work as an intern to stylists as well as a dresser at a Schwarzkopf fashion show.

Arnieri has had guest appearances on Breakfast Television, Global TV, ET Canada and CP24 Breakfast. He also received first place for his dress design at the 2017 Italian Contemporary Film Festival and second place in the White Cashmere Collection 2017.

With his experiences and talent alone, he started a fashion wardrobe styling business, Arnieri, in 2015. With support from the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre’s Summer Company Program, he developed marketing strategies and branding skills.

Photo of one of Anrieri’s designer dresses.