Kelly died of Aids on January 1, 1990. His work was put on display, shown above, in Brooklyn’s Museum of Art in September 2004. Oh how I wish I was aware of his work then as I would have made my way to the exhibit, doesn't matter that I would have been 14. His work is iconic and, I feel, has been lost. Kelly's designs remain important to me as a fan of fashion and as a burgeoning fashion historian. Also! I am begining my independent study of African American's in Paris and Kelly remains one of the only African American designers to reach maximum success as a designer in Paris, France.
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