American-based fashion designer, most recognized for his two successful labels, Henry Grethel and John Henry.
He received his education at Syracuse University in upstate New York.
In 2009, he was presented with the Syracuse University's Icon of Style Award.
He had five children with Arlene J. Grethel, whom he divorced in 1983.
He spent many years designing t-shirts for high fashion brand Christian Dior.