It’s a huge shock to the fashion world, Korea’s renowned fashion designer Andre Kim passed away on Thursday evening (Korean time) at Seoul National University Hospital.
Born Kim Bong-nam, the son of a farmer Andre Kim died at the age of 75 (Korean age they add a year) dude to complications from pneumonia. He became the country’s first male fashion designer in 1962 by establishing “Salon Andre” at the age of 17. He also became the first Korean designer to hold a fashion show in Paris and went on to hold many international shows through the years from New York to Cairo.
Andre Kim was best known for his evening and wedding gown collections as well as combining classical designs with futuristic elements which were favored by many Korean actors and singers like Lee JunKi, f(x), Super Junior’s Siwon and many others as well as international stars including the late Michael Jackson.
Kim never married, but leaves behind an adopted son.
I myself am currently in a state of shock I was just planning on making a post about him this week, I didn’t think this would be is. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed.
Here’s some pictures of his designs. I might make another post dedicated to his creations.