Vicksburg Native Patrick Kelly Retrospective at Brooklyn Museum of Art
According to a story from the Monday, May 31 issue of the Washington Post, Vicksburg born fashion designer, Patrick Kelly is being honored with a retrospective show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
From the article by Robin Givhan: Kelly (made) history, becoming the first American admitted to the Chambre Syndicale, France's prestigious organization of fashion designers.
"While he loved Madame Gres and Yves Saint Laurent, he'd say that in one pew at Sunday church in Vicksburg, there's more fashion to be seen than on a Paris runway," his partner, Bjorn Amelan, recalls.
In addition to his designs, items from Kelly's extensive collection of African-American memorabilia are featured in the show which runs through Septemeber 5, 2004.