Flower King from Duluth

Robert Isabell

Robert Isabell

Did you know the man behind Kennedy weddings and funerals, Studio 54 parties, presidential events and countless Vogue parties was from Duluth? Neither did I. You may not care about flowers and fashion, but this article in W magazine about Robert Isabell from Duluth is somewhat interesting (though they do refer to Duluth as “nowhere”).




about 14 years ago

The more places I go, the more I recognize that "nowhere" isn't necessarily pejorative.  Nowhere, in fact, is a pretty damn fine place to be.


about 14 years ago

The Sunday NYT had a story about him several weeks ago, and I seem to remember the DNT mentioning it too, although the search function on the Web site isn't working for me right now, so I can't confirm that.

chris m

about 14 years ago

The DNT ran a story about him after he died. I think it was titled something like "Famous Designer Kept Ties to Duluth." He went to Denfeld and still has friends and family that live here.

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