ADVANCED ICON OF STYLE: SUSAN NEVELSON
At 91, Susan Nevelson, who recently passed away in Fermo Italy, was a veritable poster woman for advanced style and beauty, As evidence, one simply looks to her inclusion in the current Pitti Palace fashion museum exhibit in Florence, Italy: Donne Protagoniste – Spotlight on 20th Century Women, showcasing stylish women and their wardrobes.
Creative dynamo and design alter ego, Susan painted the vibrant prints that the KEN SCOTT lifestyle fashion brand became known for, works that embodied her artistic partner Ken Scott’s spirit. And since they were among the Italian-based designers who first challenged French fashion supremacy, and laid the foundation for the Italian fashion system, theirs is a unique success story.
With singular thematic collections and stunning prints, the KEN SCOTT brand became a solid success with men’s and women’s apparel, home, luggage, fragrance, eyewear and a successful floral-printed Milanese designer restaurant. Having begun her symbiotic relationship with this über-successful fashion designer in 1962, she worked directly with him until his death in 1991 and afterward, continued to maintain the brand’s success.
Susan’s KS prints were frequently featured in Vogue, Bazaar and other media, and worn by celebrity clients and models: Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Mina, Monica Vitti, Peggy Guggenheim, Twiggy, Verushka, Penelope Tree, Benedetta Barzini.
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