|A 1987 LA Daily News Sunday Magazine cover featuring a design by David Cameron who was about the hottest designer in NewYork that year!
(Photo: Ernest Scmatolla)
I was musing the other day about some past “young designers” and other not so young designers I have known, met or heard about in past years. I wondered what happened to Michael Leva, Kenneth Richard, Jennifer George, Gordon Henderson and Charlotte Neuville? I used to shoot their shows for them. I remember the time when Marc Jacobs was called a “young designer”. And, sadly, one of my favorite designers of the early 1990’s was the very talented Carmelo Pomodoro who died of HIV. Also, how could I ever forget Pauline Trigere, a woman who truly was bigger than life.
|A 1992 design from the collection of Carmelo Pomodoro
(Model: Mariana Verkerk Photo: Ernest Schmatolla)
I posted the above on Facebook and got a note back from Jeffrey Felner, the long time columnist for The Daily Examiner. He has up on his site an exhaustive list of past well known and little known designers http://jeffybruce.blogspot.com/2011/04/designers-who-have-all-but-been.html Some of the names are of course very famous, some are actually still working in the business, but many are now little more than memories.
|Gene Ewing 1989 Collection
(Model: Jan Strimple Photo: Ernest Schmatolla)
I actually came up with a few names that were not on his list. He then added them to it. I hope some of you will take a look at the list, and perhaps you too can add some more names – lest anyone be forgotten?