Scott Barrie, one of the first Black designers to gain fame in the world of fashion, dies.
1993 (Jun 8)
Scott Barrie, one of the first Black designers to gain fame in the world of fashion, died of brain cancer in Italy. He was fifty-two. A native of Florida, Barrie—born Nelson Clyde—began creating clothes at the age of ten. He later studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. After working for twenty years in New York City, he moved to Milan, Italy, in 1982. There, Barrie worked for the fashion houses of Krizia and then Kinshido. He opened his own showroom in 1988. He specialized in a soft, fluid style of clothing, using jerseys and chiffon in designs that appealed mostly to young people.