Posts Tagged ‘Perry Ellis’


It is too bad that Ellis chose to use fur.

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.

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Never be afraid to take risks, and never take the clothes you wear too seriously.

– Perry Ellis (1940-1986), American Fashion Designer


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