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Designer Larry Hope was raised in Chicago’s West Side. After attending John Marshall High School, he went to the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied apparel design. As a young adult, he fell in with US Studios co-founder Michael Matthews and his friends, traveling with them to New York City where they were inspired to create the underground club spaces that birthed The Warehouse. Hope is known for his iconic leather hats, which were worn by DJs like Elbert Phillips and Ron Hardy.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, designer, US Studios, The Warehouse
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Larry Hope" (2013). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 28.