Patrick Kelly Ribbon Bow Dress Documented

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Patrick Kelly was scouted by Pierre Bergé in the 1980s. His youthful spirit and perspective on fashion inspired Bergé to turn him into the next YSL. Sadly just when his career in Paris was taking off his life was cut short. Patrick Kelly only designed for five years. Recently his work was the focus of an exhibit at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. A dress of this same cut and fabric was showcased in the exhibit only with a longer skirt attached. The hem on this dress is original and was designed as a body-con dress of the day, meant for free movement and dancing late at the discotheques of Paris. It is a great and wearable piece of fun African American Fashion design history.
Details
Designer
Patrick Kelly
Brand
Patrick Kelly
Place of Origin
France
Period
1980-1989
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
36 in. L
91 cm L
Marked Size
S (US)
Bust
34 in. (86 cm)
Waist
30 in. (76 cm)
Hip
36 in. (91 cm)
Length
36 in. (91 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1612724012
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