Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love @ de Young Museum, San Francisco
A grape. An interviewer asks the late designer Patrick Kelly to describe what captivated him about Paris. The Mississippi native smiles at the marketplace memory of biting into a juicy grape, revealing his keen appreciation for simplicity, as well as the sweetness that can supplant an acrid seed. I spoke with curator Laura Camerlengo and scholar Sequoia Barnes about the de Young museum’s retrospective, fittingly titled Runway of Love.