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Keri Craig-Lee (nee Craig) is an Australian designer based in Brisbane. She was born in 1958 and in 1976 she obtained a Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin, United States.

In 1977 Craig-Lee established the eponymous fashion label, Keri Craig, and opened boutiques in Brisbane and Sydney, with her label becoming available throughout Australia and overseas. In 1984, she designed and coordinated Sir Elton John’s Sydney wedding to Renate Blauel.

In 2017, Craig-Lee released her first book, ‘Keri Craig: the label, the lady, the lifestyle’, a pictorial biography chronicling her career spanning almost 40 years and featuring contributions from politicians, personalities and photographers. This book is a great resource for learning more about her designs.

There were three shops — the flagship store in Brisbane’s Wintergarden, an exclusive boutique in Sydney’s prestigious Double Bay, and the remaining store at Brisbane Arcade, which has been in business since 1977. The existing store is called Keri Craig Emporium.

A lover of “classic fashion”, Keri took a lot of her design inspiration from old movies starring Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.

written by Alice M.

from a 1980s dress - Courtesy of Alice M.

from a 1980s dress

Courtesy of Alice M.