Anna’s Custom Gowns was founded in 2004 in Ithaca, New York, by Anna Sapozhinkova. Ms Sapozhnikova graduated with a masters degree in fashion design from Togliatti University, Russia, in 2001. The following year she taught design at Togliatti College before relocating to Ithaca in 2003. While teaching, Ms. Sapozhnikova designed and constructed a line of children’s clothing that garnered first prize in an annual fashion design competition in Moscow, Russia.
Ms Sapozhnikova quickly established an outstanding reputation in Central New York for expertly designed and sewn gowns, custom clothing, and alterations. Hundreds of repeat customers attest to her quality of work, attention to detail, and timely completion of all projects.
As of fall 2008, Anna’s Custom Gowns has relocated to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.