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Fashion designer and fellow Virginian, Perry Ellis would have been 73 today.  He died in 1986.

Perry Ellis

 

A designer who could not sketch, Ellis designed classic clothes for women first, and added a men’s line later. His revenues went from $60 million in 1980 to $260 million in 1986.

He was honored for his contribution to fashion with a plaque on New York’s Seventh Avenue.

My favorite clothes are Perry Ellis.  His fashion ideas became instant classics because he wasn’t afraid to move away from tradition.

Lots of black and stripe on stripe make his items hold their style.

Classic Black

You can wear them for years!

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