Updated: Thursday, 25th May 2017 @ 5:24pm

Manchester celebrity fashion guru Richard Creme showcases artwork at MMU, five years after suffering stroke

Manchester celebrity fashion guru Richard Creme showcases artwork at MMU, five years after suffering stroke

By Dean Wilkins

Fashion guru Richard Creme is returning to Manchester’s art scene, five years after suffering a stroke.

Creme is renowned for dressing global stars such as David Beckham, Gary Oldman, Bruce Springsteen and Prince through his iconic fashion shop in the 1980s.

After battling depression following a severe stroke, Creme turned to painting and drawing and will now see his works displayed at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Link Gallery.

Chris Larkin, from The Stroke Association, said: "Richard is an incredible example of life after stroke. The event is a celebration of Richard's transition from fashion guru to visionary contemporary artist, and a chance to dispel some of the myths about stroke."

Creme’s wife Shelley said: "After Richard's stroke he just wasn't able to carry on with the job he loved. To find this artistic side is a life-line for him and given him new hope. This exhibition of his work is Richard's stroke victory."

As part of his rehabilitation Creme learnt to draw and paint with his left hand and will be able to showcase his work with help from The Stroke Association's Action On Stroke Month, supported by Arts For Health.

His art will be on display at the university from May 2 to 11.

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