Even a decade after his death, Patrick Kelly with his sticky blackface branding remains a sparkling memory.
Even a decade after his death, Patrick Kelly with his sticky blackface branding remains a sparkling memory.
Patrick Kelly autumn 1988 collection. Photo: Oliviero Toscani. Source: Dazed Digital.
Patrick Kelly autumn 1988 collection. Photo: Oliviero Toscani. Source: Dazed Digital.
Patrick Kelly „Catwalk of love” retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Patrick Kelly „Catwalk of love” retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

While so many fashion designers appear to take themselves serious, Patrick Kelly fashion was sparkling fun with branding that’s sticky even a decade after his death. You’ll find such sparkling joy also at Fiorucci in Italy, or as I may humbly suggest, with my daughter’s fashion, a bespoke millinery and stage designer in Linz, Austria. She brings a smile to any face with her fashion creations if I may say so.

Enkelkind Alistair mit einer Modeschöpfung von Tochter Dido in Linz, Österreich.
Grandson Alistair (he means business) with a fashion creation by my daughter Dido in Linz, Austria.

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