Jeanne Hankerson

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Jeanne Hankerson is the founder and designer of SJ Couture, a luxury collection of bridal and special occasion gowns and dresses. Jeanne has been designing since she was a pre-teen, when she learned the workings of a seamstress from her mother.

For nearly a decade, Jeanne has been designing for her eponymous label, which has been featured in popular media including E! News, Access Hollywood and In addition, her work has been recognized on Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and in the Arizona Redbook magazine. She has been dubbed "a designer to watch" within the fashion industry, and in 2010 she won the inaugural Designer of the Year award from Phoenix Fashion Week.

In 2016, Jeanne's designs were featured in "The Getaway," a fashion film advertorial for planning the perfect getaway wedding, from fashionable gowns to whimsical decor. Jeanne is currently working on her seventh collection, set to release in fall 2020.

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