Fashion Icon: John Doyle Bishop

Fashion designer, John Doyle Bishop. Check out his pants—the pattern is his initials.

Join MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist Clara Berg on Sunday, March 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a presentation on John Doyle Bishop, a Seattle designer and shop owner from the 1940s-70s who was known at the time for his flamboyant character and belief in the chicness of Seattle’s collective style. He was famously arrested on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972 after painting a green stripe down Fifth Avenue in downtown. Sounds like quite the character and someone to know about if you love fashion and live in Seattle.


I have it on good authority that Ms. Berg will be bringing some of Bishop’s best designs from the archives, well worth the $10 cost of admission ($5 for students, MOHAI members and Irish Heritage Club members). Purchase tickets here.