Design Credits: Barrie Sport; S.E.L.; Krizia; Kinshido
Along with Willi Smith and Stephen Burrows, Scott Barrie was one of the first designers to represent African-Americans on the international fashion platform.
His godmother designed for and dressed for some of the biggest Jazz names, and passed the torch to Scott. By the late '60s, Barrie had graduated from designing in his apartment to being one of the edgiest designers out there. His matte jersey dresses provided risqué eveningwear for a cliente in the '70s that were ready to party hard. The clothes ranged from sexy to outrageous, and found devotees in some of the most fashionable ladies of NYC, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo.
By the time of his premature death, Barrie had helped break down numerous barriers and proved his mom wrong when she warned him about the high-end fashion world, saying, "Blacks don't make it there."