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Andre Walker

British, b. 1965
Andre Walker was born in London to West Indian parents, grew up in Brooklyn, and has been living and working in Paris since 1992. Self-taught as a designer, he began showing his work in New York nightclubs and drawing the attention of the fashion press in the mid-1980's. He worked as the house designer at WilliWear and received sponsorship in Paris from Bjorn Amelan (partner of the late designer Patrick Kelly). His influences include designer Claire McCardell, couturier Charles James, and the West Indian women he knew in Brooklyn.
October 19, 1996 – June 29, 1997
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