Black Girl (1966)
Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe autumn—winter 1999—00, spring—summer 2000, autumn—winter 2000—01, spring—summer 2001.
After a brief stint at medical school, Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe came to the conclusion that he preferred working with living and breathing bodies rather than performing autopsies on human corpses.
He enrolled at the Fashion Design Department of the Royal Academy of Antwerp, from which he graduated in 1990.
Between 1992 and 1996 he was Josephus Thimister’s first assistant atBalenciaga, at the same time dealing with the foreign licences of this house.
Once settled in Paris, he decided to stay. A year as an assistant to Jean-Paul Gaultier was followed by two years of being Adéline André’s right hand man.
In 1998 he returned to Balenciaga, then under the direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere, mainly dealing with the licences for Japan.
Then, In 1999, the time had come to launch his own collection under the name Van Ommeslaeghe. His first collection for women, for winter 1999-2000, based around the concept of dignity and inspired by the painting of the Flemish Primitives, was presented in March 1999.
It met with immediate acclaim and the designer was recognised by the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode au Ministère de la Culture (ANDAM), in awarding him their fashion grant.
Mykki “I’m Solange in the Elevator, Watch Your Ass” Blanco
I went to Mykki Blanco last night
I took awesome photos
yall gonna c deez photos today