Helmut Lang

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Birthday
10, 1956
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1956 (age 61)
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria

About

New York-based artist whose best-known works included "Long Island Diaries" and "The Selective Memory Series." He was known for his use of nontraditional artistic materials like rubber, feathers, and metallic fabrics.

Before Fame

He was a self-taught fashion designer who, in his early twenties, opened his own clothing shop in Vienna, Austria. His first runway collection was shown two years later at Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou.

Trivia

He was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Österreichischen Ehrenzeichens für Wissenschaft und Kuns Award.

Family Life

His parents divorced when he was an infant, and he was raised for a decade by his maternal grandparents. At the age of 10, he moved to the home of his father and stepmother.

Associated With

He and fashion designer Rudi Gernreich were both born in Austria.