Friday, 22 June 2012

Patrick Kelly. Fashion Designer 1954-1990

Never heard of him? This designer was one of my inspirations back in my student days. 
Gone but not forgotten. Spread the word.




Patrick Kelly (c. September 24, 1954 – January 1, 1990) was a Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S. born, Paris-based women's wear designer and a founder of the fashion house Patrick Kelly Paris. Kelly achieved his greatest commercial success in the late 1980's and in 1988 Kelly became both the first American and the first person of color to be admitted as a member of the Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode. (Wikipedia)


http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/patrick_kelly/

http://watch.fashiontelevision.com/flashback/clip98603#clip98603



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4 comments:

  1. I can remember when Bette Davis wore the Button Bustier dress on The Tonight show or David Letterman. Patrick Kelley was an inspiration for many reasons and he was gone too soon.

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    1. Thanks for this info, found clip on youtube! And she give him a couple of shout outs!

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  2. Kelly achieved his greatest commercial success

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    1. Kelly was so successful then, maybe if he was around today he would be up there with Lagerfeld.

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