US show to celebrate work of black fashion trailblazer Patrick Kelly

us show to celebrate work of black fashion trailblazer patrick kelly

Sumary of US show to celebrate work of black fashion trailblazer Patrick Kelly:

  • A retrospective of the work of Patrick Kelly, the black fashion designer who confronted racist stereotypes, will be staged in the autumn..
  • Runway of Love will open at San Francisco de Young Museum on 23 October, celebrating his short but hugely influential career..
  • The exhibition originally ran at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2014, but will be expanded for the West Coast..
  • He became friends with the black model Pat Cleveland, who suggested he move to Paris where he established his own fashion house, Patrick Kelly Paris, in 1988..
  • Laura Camerlengo, the associate curator of costume and textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, told the fashion industry publication WWD…

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