Several weeks ago I attended the Brooks Museum screening of Thunder Soul (dubbed "Art and a Movie").
Before the movie started, guests created clocks out of vinyl records and a young woman walked around sketching the guests.
(Keys' sketch of me at the event.)
I naturally assumed she was one of the art students from the adjacent Memphis College of Art, but after an introduction I found out that she was actually a fashion illustrator who lived in London! (Which goes to show you, you should never assume.)
Kris Keys in her own words:
I like to think I was born with this desire to work in fashion. However, my mother's sister went to Fashion school, and I remember sneaking into her portfolio and her wardrobe when she came to visit Memphis as a child. Maybe that sparked an interest.