Mr. Scott came to Manila in the early ’70s to mount a fashion show at the Hyatt Hotel Manila, which bloomed, in a manner of speaking, with so many flowers from his garden.
‘Fashion gardener’
REMEMBER WHEN? - Danny Dolor (The Philippine Star) - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Kenn Scott is known as the designer of modernity and color, the so-called ‘fashion gardener.’ His clothes are made up of peonies, roses, puppies, sunflowers, petunias, asters, morning glories. A dazzling bloom of flowers and nature are splashed on casual and formal dresses and accessories.

Mr. Scott came to Manila in the early ’70s to mount a fashion show at the Hyatt Hotel Manila, which bloomed, in a manner of speaking, with so many flowers from his garden.

He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. He relocated in 1947 to Paris, where his fame as artist and designer started. He was a cult figure in fashion in the ’60s and ’70s.

Mr. Scott died of lymphatic cancer in 1991 in his home in Eze, France. He was 72 years old.

Photos on this page show Ken Scott with his models, foreigners and Filipinas alike. — RKC

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