Patrick Kelly is one of my all time favorite designers. His designs were detailed, witty and very fun. This southern boy, in his signature overalls and baseball cap from Vicksburg, Mississippi took his unique fashion style from his strong female relatives. They had a knack for taking everyday outfits and embellishing them into something stylish. Their influence was clearly seen in his famous button heart dress.
Patrick Kelly found his greatest fame in Paris, where he would sell his unique outfits on the streets. His unique approach to fashion, soon had the attention of the major stores and the hearts of the celebrity set all a flutter.
Patrick Kellyís life was cut short in 1990 by AIDS. He will be remembered as one of the great designers that made fashion fun and full of life.