Conran, Jasper

   b. 1959, London
   Fashion designer
   Son of Terence Conran, whose impact on British design and taste made him a household name, and of writer Shirley Conran, Jasper Conran has worked hard to carve his own niche in the world of fashion and design. Born in 1960 and trained in New York, he has a reputation for precision tailoring and attention to detail. His first collection was produced by Wallis in 1979, and he was named British Designer of the Year in 1986. Although his restrained, wearable classics make him a favourite with the professional woman, he has recently branched out into the more dramatic fields of ballet and theatre costume design.
   TAMSIN SPARGO

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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