I was determined to change the course of fashion, to move away from what I call pretentiousness of clothes – to design clothes that are more obtainable, more relaxed, but ultimately more stylish and witty.
Perry Ellis (1940-1986)
Just published by Rizzoli is a biography on Perry Ellis by fellow designer Jeffrey Banks. Perry Ellis: An American Original takes an in-depth look at Ellis’ career first as a women’s juniors buyer, then the launch of his own label in 1978 and finally his success as an award-winning American fashion designer.
I have not read this book, but I always enjoy an interesting biography and from what I hear this is a winner.