Perry Ellis

Fashion Designer

Birthday March 3, 1940

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Portsmouth, VA

DEATH DATE May 30, 1986 (46)

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Successful fashion businessman who founded the international brand, Perry Ellis International.

Before Fame

In 1976, he created a female sportswear clothing line called Portfolio for his employer.


Posthumously, he was awarded a Star on the Fashion Walk of Fame in Manhattan.

Family Life

In 1986, he tragically passed away from AIDS-related complications.

Associated With

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Virginia; the school was named after the twenty-eighth U.S. President.