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o-1 visa status secured for vincenzo vaccaro, leading pattern draper/maker

Managing Partner Michael Wildesis pleased to announce that the firm has secured O-1 visa status for one of the world’s leading Pattern Drapers/Pattern Makers, Vincenzo Vaccaro.

Mr. Vaccaro’s talents have been enlisted by some of the most prominent international fashion houses in the world, including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and Zac Posen. Mr. Vaccaro’s visionary designs have been featured in international trade publications, such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle, showcasing the very best in haute couture fashion. Having been approved for O-1 visa status, Mr. Vaccaro will now become an integral member of the ELIZABETH KENNEDY family. ELIZABETH KENNEDY epitomizes luxury in the pure sense of the art form. The ELIZABETH KENNEDY iconic style reflects a mastery of Haute Couture Fashion.

Mr. Wildes is honored to have secured O-1 visa classification for this spectacular and talented individual and is excited to see what he does next.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field. The individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than 5 decades, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the immigration needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at

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