New York-based designer whose best-known functions included “Long Isle Diaries” and “The Selective Memory space Series.” He was known for his usage of nontraditional artistic components like plastic, feathers, and metallic materials. He was a self-taught designer who, in his early twenties, opened up his own clothes store in Vienna, Austria. His 1st runway collection was demonstrated two years later on at Paris’ Center Georges Pompidou. He was this year’s 2009 receiver of the exclusive ?-sterreichischen Ehrenzeichens für Wissenschaft und Kuns Honor. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he grew up for ten years by his maternal grandparents. At age 10, he relocated to the house of his dad and stepmother. He and designer Rudi Gernreich had been both created in Austria.