The man is not a fashion designer; he is a costumer and an artist. His original designs have become the trademark of true American style. One name says it all; he is Manuel.
Often referred to as the "Rhinestone Rembrandt," Manuel hails from Coalcoman, Mexico, a small town in the central western state of Michoacan. Manuel's fascination with his craft began at the age of seven, when his older brother, Adolfo, taught him how to sew. With a natural flair for color and cloth, Manuel moved to Los Angeles and worked for several tailors, including Hollywood's Sy Devore - making suits for clients such as the Rat Pack.