3 March 1940: Birthday of Perry Ellis, American fashion designer, founded Perry Ellis (d. 1986) (Source)

Perry Edwin Ellis (March 3, 1940 – May 30, 1986) was an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous sportswear house in the mid-1970s. Ellis’ influence on the fashion industry has been called “a huge turning point”[1] because he introduced new patterns and proportions to a market which was dominated by more traditional men’s clothing. (Source)

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