Fashion designer known for the £5 million diamond-encrusted dress he once designed.
He owned clothing shops around Hartlepool before moving to London to pursue designing full time.
In 2006, he appeared on the UK series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
He was born in Hartlepool.
Singer Samantha Mumba wore his £5 million dress to the Spider-Man 2 premiere in 2004.