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Paul Smith

(1946-), Fashion designer

Sir Paul Brierley Smith

Sitter in 7 portraits
Fashion designer Sir Paul Smith is renowned for his idiosyncratic take on British styling combining traditional tailoring with unexpected details such as brightly-coloured and patterned linings. Smith was introduced to fashion aged sixteen through a job at a local clothing warehouse in his hometown of Nottingham and went on to open his first shop there in 1970. Now established as one of the most eminent British designers, his collections are sold worldwide. A member of the Design Council and the Government appointed Creative Industries Taskforce, he was knighted in 2000.

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Paul Smith, by James Lloyd - NPG 6441

Paul Smith

by James Lloyd
oil on canvas, 1998
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6441

Vogue's Millennium Party, by Mario Testino - NPG P1022

Vogue's Millennium Party

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

Paul Smith, by Mike Owen - NPG x126480

Paul Smith

by Mike Owen
lith print, 21 October 1986
NPG x126480

Paul Smith, by Flo Smith - NPG x35954

Paul Smith

by Flo Smith
colour print, September 1988
NPG x35954

Paul Smith, by John Swannell - NPG x87608

Paul Smith

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1995
NPG x87608

Paul Smith, by Anna Bauer - NPG x131796

Paul Smith

by Anna Bauer
chromogenic contact print, September 2007
NPG x131796

Paul Smith, by Sadie Catt - NPG x202580

Paul Smith

by Sadie Catt
giclée print, 2023
NPG x202580



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