As the Perry Ellis brand continues to evolve and define American
sportswear, we nod and raise a toast to the man who started it all and
inspires us season-to-season.
Happy Birthday Perry Ellis, Mr. Visionaire to Classic American
Perry’s personal history is that of an everyday American dream. Born on
March 3, 1940, Perry Ellis began his career in department store
retailing. After working as a design director for a well-known
sportswear firm, Perry was given the opportunity to create his own
division, which he named Portfolio. He quickly earned a reputation for
fresh, innovative ideas by creating sophisticated and stylish clothes
that were to become the “new classics” for every American woman.
Perry Ellis had a prophetic vision – His style philosophy , that
“…youth, beauty and humor are qualities that can exist at any age,”
has stood the test of time and remain potent in the brand that bears his
You know we here at FresherThanChris.com love Perry Ellis and salute him on his bday.