A celebrated Black fashion designer who came to fame in the 1980s, Patrick Kelly's designs are exuberant, light-hearted and often pushed racial and cultural boundaries. He had many impressive accomplishments throughout his career including being the first American admitted to the chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter, which governs the French ready-to-wear industry. One of his most notable designs is a Josephine Baker-inspired ensemble displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A young artist known for redefining the art world during the Neo-Expressionist movement in the 1980s. Basquiat is most recognized as a cultural icon, graffiti artist, and painter who combined symbols, signs, and text in his works. He is considered one of the most influential artists of the century.
Iris “Barbee” Bonner
The Philly-based artist and designer behind These Pink Lips , Iris Bonner is often compared to Andy Warhol. Using words as visual tools to design wearable works of art that shed stereotypes and empower women, her eye-catching designs have sparked conversations and encouraged women to wear their confidence.