These shows taught me all about animals, science, math, geography, reading, grammar, kindness and friendship.
This will always be golden
I can feel the nostalgia ooze into my bloodstream
Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.”
“Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27.
"Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)