Monday 21 October 2019

Kendall Jenner wears mermaid gown by London-Irish designer Richard Quinn to Emmys

Coming up roses: Kendall Jenner accessorised Richard Quinn’s rose-festooned mermaid gown with a black latex polo-neck. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Coming up roses: Kendall Jenner accessorised Richard Quinn’s rose-festooned mermaid gown with a black latex polo-neck. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

Just like his big digitally printed blooms, everything continues to come up roses for the London-Irish fashion designer, Richard Quinn.

From his studio under a railway arch in Peckham, Richard (29) continues to seduce the international fashion world with his signature take on glorious haute couture.

His latest fan is supermodel Kendall Jenner, who wore his strapless, exaggerated mermaid gown over a latex polo to the Emmys in LA.

The gown with its half-cup bodice and dramatic kickout hemline made its debut in his SS20 collection show in London last week. Jenner flew in from Milan to wear it in LA, not deterred by temperatures of over 26C.

Richard - whose nurse mum Eileen and mechanic dad Patrick come from Rathmullan, Co Donegal, and Athboy, Co Meath - launched his label in 2016.

His profile soared when Amal Clooney wore his tinfoil floral gown to the 2018 MET ball and the Queen presented him with her inaugural award for British Design.

Tinseltown: Designer Richard Quinn is a hit. Photo: Rebecca Lewis/BFC/Getty Images
Tinseltown: Designer Richard Quinn is a hit. Photo: Rebecca Lewis/BFC/Getty Images

With American 'Vogue' editor Anna Wintour a major fan, Richard seems poised to continue to conquer the US fashion world.

Irish Independent

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