Patrick Cox turns 47 today.
Patrick is a Canadian born designer who at 19 produced his first pair of shoes for Loucas Kleanthous, a Toronto based designer. Loucas encouraged Patrick to go to design school. Not one to let his studies get in the way of his education, Patrick, through his partying, made friends with Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano who were rising fashion stars at the time. Vivienne had him design the shoes for her Clint Eastwood collection in 1984 and designed the shoes for Galliano’s Fallen Angels collection in 1986 and continued to work with Galliano for six years. I tried to find photos of those two collections but failed.
He designed the prototype for Vivienne Westwood’s shoes that tripped up Naomi Campbell on the Paris Catwalk in 1993.
Here are more Patrick Cox shoes for you, via PatrickCox.com.
In 2008 he sold most of his company to “Fast” Eddie Davenport because the recession hit the business hard, then in 2009 there was talk about litigation. I hope Mr. Cox is able to salvage his company.