Mr. Scott, who was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., had his boutique in Milan, Italy, and in the 1960's and early 70's was one of the best known designers in that country. He had a flair with fabrics and his flowered print suits for both men and women were often the rage.
Mr. Scott graduated from the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan in 1941 and worked as a upholsterer and fabric designer before moving to Paris in 1947 to be an artist.
Ken Scott died in1991 at his home in Eze, France. He was 72 years old.
He died of lymphatic cancer, a family spokesman said.
Ken Scott is the designer of modernity and color, the “fashion gardener” with eclectic personality. His art is made by peonies, roses, poppies, sunflowers, petunias, asters, morning-glories. A dazzling bloom of flowers and nature splashed on shirts, foulards, beach-jamas, swimsuit, shirt waists, and then on bags, luggage, textiles and articles for the home, in a luxury ance of creativity quite fitting for what would become one of the most extraordinary seasons in fashion, a style that marked the 1960’s, won cult status in ’70s culture. Today this same spirit is back, that unique idea of color and print is experiencing a rebirth thanks to the Ken Scott Foundation, created by the Stylist in 1989. The Ken Scott uses the material from the storic archive and continues the work while mantaining the original style.