GRAMMY winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and Oscar winners know the brilliance of Nellie Prestwood, designer and conceptual artist. Before her music industry career, she started her activist work with inner-city youth volunteering her time with Jesse Jackson in Chicago Operation Breadbasket to touch the lives of others in her earlier years. Nellie Prestwood, a 30-something years veteran of the music industry, has worked with Grammy, Oscar, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame credits to her name. In addition, she has had an illustrious career as a fashion designer, fashion stylist, and visual designer. Working with my generation's most significant recording artists, she has designed and created some of the most iconic looks in music.
She designed Billboard ads for Diane Warren, Motown legend Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, and other icons like Lionel Richie. In addition, she has left her mark on the world of music fashion. Her list of credits is impressive and includes designing and making a classy wardrobe for the Donna Summer album cover, a self-named title. She also created the blue suede dress on the album cover. She has also designed visual artist and fashion stylist for two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Oscar nominee Diane Warren and Bob Dylan. Michael also used her talent and skills to curate his 1993 induction into The Guinness World Books of Records Museum on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. As the King of Pop, With exterior poster design, including the interior exhibition displays of the best-selling album, Thriller.
Last, a stylist for a "Prince" working with Prince, a style-setter, and his spin-out group "FAMILY." Her legendary cast of stars includes the Beatles Sir Ringo Starr. She designed his first LaserDisc cover. "Nellie said she felt privileged to have designed and illustrated an album cover for Wynton Marsalis, the first jazz composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, with some of his trumpeter predecessors. As a creative, gifted designer and fashion stylist, Nellie's career stood the test of time and spanned the top entertainment fields for decades.
This journey has been similar to that of the two renaissance men she worked for admired for their accomplishments and creative talents. These renaissance world changers are Berry Gordy, who created the music revolution with Motown Records, and Hugh M. Hefner, who launched HMH publishing as part of the ‘60s sexual revolutions. Just like these men, Nellie Prestwood strives to be a renaissance woman in order to provide an early educational tool for children that is fun and interactive. With Teachable Clothing, she hopes to inspire the next generation of renaissance women and men who will go on to change the world.