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Black History in Fashion. American designer working in Paris#patrickkelly Born: Vicksburg, Mississippi, 24 September 1954. Education: Studied art history and black history at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, and fashion design at Parsons School of Design, New York. Career: Held various jobs in Atlanta, Georgia, including window dresser, Rive Gauche boutique; instructor, Barbizon School of Modeling; vintage clothing store proprietor, mid-1970s; moved to Paris, 1980; costume designer, Le Palais club, early 1980s; also freelance designer, 1980-90; Patrick Kelly, Paris, formed, and first ready-to-wear collection introduced, 1985; freelance sportswear designer, Benetton, 1986; opened first boutique in Paris, produced first couture collection, sold worldwide rights to ready-to-wear collections, 1987. Died: 1 January 1990, in Paris. #blackfashiondesignersrock #blackfashiondesignersmatter #blackfashionhistory #essencemagazine #blackmanmagic #blackdesignermagic #patrickkelly #fashionicon #iconicfashiondesigner

Black History in Fashion :
One of my favorite designers Mr. B Michael @bmichaelamerica b michael // Advanced American Style

Right from the start, B Michael was fated to be a fashion designer. Growing up in Durham, Connecticut, he found early inspirations in his mother, whose family extends back four generations. Her creativity and keen sense of style passed on to her son, and like his eclectic family tree, b michael AMERICA incorporates the fantastic with understated cool, sensational color with elegance and emotion with design.

A former account executive for a Wall Street firm, B Michael decided to pursue his creative side and launched a successful millinery line after designing for Oscar de La Renta and Louis Feraud among others. The designer launched his first couture collection in 1999 with the help of PR Guru Eleanor Lambert, as with his approach to millinery, his designs exuded a glamorous clean aesthetic. His juxtaposition of creativity with simplicity is exemplified by the kaleidoscope dress (from the Spring 2014 collection), which was sewn together from fourteen fabrics, consisting of fifty pieces. He has shown his collection in Beijing, China, Korea and Shanghai.

Particular to b michael AMERICA, he heightens his couture aesthetic by infusing emotions such as joy, adding a discernible feeling and festive mood to his creations. The designer describes his signature style, “It is a modern approach to glamour. It is also about achieving a very sophisticated, yet simplistic look.” His collections have garnered appreciative fans including socialites and personalities such as Cicely Tyson for the Tony Awards, Nancy Wilson’s gown in the Smithsonian, Whitney Houston’s wardrobe for Sparkle, Tamara Tunie, Amy Fine Collins, Nancy Wilson, Beyonce Knowles, Colleen Atwood, Lena Horne, Lynn Whitfield, as well as Angela Bassett.

B Michael is no homebody either; you might find him in some of New York’s trendiest spots. In 1998, B Michael became a member of the CFDA.
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