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Sir Paul Brierley Smith (1946-), Fashion designer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Introduced to fashion aged 16 through a job at a local clothing warehouse in his hometown of Nottingham, Paul Smith opened his first shop there in 1970 and began taking evening classes for tailoring. Now a wholesaler in 34 countries with 12 collections sold in locations worldwide. Member of the Design Council and the Government appointed Creative Industries Taskforce; knighted 2000.

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Sir Paul Brierley Smith

by James Lloyd
oil on canvas, 1998
NPG 6441


Vogue's Millennium Party

by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 1999
NPG P1022


Sir Paul Brierley Smith

by Mike Owen
lith print, 21 October 1986
NPG x126480


Sir Paul Brierley Smith

by Flo Smith
colour print, September 1988
NPG x35954


Sir Paul Brierley Smith

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1995
NPG x87608


Sir Paul Brierley Smith

by Anna Bauer
C-type contact print, September 2007
NPG x131796