DUVALL

He’s a proven force to be reckoned with as a fashion designer & show producer. Glenn Duvall Pettway, A.K.A. DUVALL is a man of many talents; He is (formerly contributing fashion writer for Fashion Society and has in the past written for the Chicago Defender Newspaper, the South African Mail & Guardian, the South African Pace Magazine, the TUCC Trumpet Magazine) and the Society Page for the N’Digo News Paper. He’s a Fashion: designer, show producer, director, coordinator, commentator, stage designer, fashion party promoter and modeling instructor. Fashion photography is his hobby.

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, Making History

After breaking barriers in the Windy City, he moved on and took A Bite from the Big Apple, Played hard and stitched up Hollywood in the City of Angels and quietly made history while sitting on Top of the City of Gold -Johannesburg as the designer to the Mandela Wedding. Duvall made his international debut at the Good Hope Conference Center in the Mother-City of Cape-Town (South Africa).  Duvall is now preparing to re-enter the international fashion industry by stepping back onto the Worlds Stage out of Chicago with an all-new fashion movement and labels for men and women. 

Duvall is soaring to great heights as
the ultimate Fashion Show Producer with his new Show Company titled African Dreams Productions (A. D. Productions).  He is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after fashion show producers boasting the contract to some of the top annual fundraisers nationally: (CHICAGO CATWALK EXPLOSION), (FRIDAY FASHION CAFE), (CHICAGO CELEBRITY MENSWEAR FASHION SHOW), (The McCafe HOUSE OF COUTURE), (The FASHION MASQURADE), THE CATWALK IS ON FIRE - Fashion Show & Dance Party) and (THE HOLIDAY GLAM SHOW).


A Fashion Dynamo born and raised in the Windy City, designer DUVALL says that no goal is impossible. A fashion designer of a difference, he spent seven years stitching up Fashion Hollywood in L.A. Duvall rose to international fame as a celebrity fashion designer in South Africa in the early January 1992 when DUVALL swooped up the prestigious Royal African wedding contract of the decade from some of the worlds top international designers for that of President Nelson Mandela youngest daughter Zinzi Mandela to Zweli Hlongwani.  A few months later DUVALL designed couture dresses for Zinzi Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Madikezela Mandela, Zwele Hlongwani and then President of the ANC (African National Congress) Mr. Nelson Mandela...it was through this order of garments for the Traditional Engagement Ceremony that the MADIBA/MANDELA SHIRT was  born and Glenn Duvall Pettway a.k.a. DUVALL was formally introduced to the world via Southern Africa.  His Majesty King Mswati III and Queen Inkosikati Langagaza and the Royal family of Swaziland, a host of South African Diplomats along side South African a-list Entertainers, U. S. State Congresswomen Diane Watson and Maxine Waters, celebrities: Patty LaBelle, Willie Gault, Sinbad, Whitney Houston, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, fashion Super Model Iman, Tramain Hawkins, Minister Noel Jones, Rev. Wright, Pastor Otis Moss and the late great James Cleveland, South African Council General Mr. Yusof Omar and family, Hermene H. Hartman of Indigo / Savoy Magazine and Chris Gardner.

In January 1994 Duvall represented S.A. and the U.S.A. as a feature Designer along side Bill Blass, Vivian Westwood and Gianni Versace for the presentation of 1994 Miss World Pageant Gala Fundraiser titled THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!  With the world's contestants purrring the Catwalk as models at the Palace in the Lost City in Southern Africa, the event was hosted by VIDEO FASHION. His movie & plays costume credits are Jamarr Fanaka’s Street Wars and Nbogemi Ngema’s Broadway play, Sarafina. His events company has launched national and international brands such as Dooley’s Lemon Ale, Heineken S.A., Gillette-VENUS S.A., Christian Dior, and Givenchy perfumes all in South Africa. Proving to be unstoppable, Designer Duvall registered as the most sought after fashion designer in Africa when history took place in Southern Africa as the worlds then most watched presidential inauguration took place, that of Mr. Nelson Mandela.. 

Duvall's claim to fame came in 1984 when he was almost arrested as he outmaneuvered body guards and security officers of the Chicago Aire Crown Theatre and interrupted a Patty label concert in front of a sold out audience of more than four thousand onlookers. While bearing gifts in hand he designed and requested the impossible that she would disappear from stage during the concert and return in his design a black ruffled evening gown to sing her finale' song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and with the support of a roaring crowd behind him...she obliged... taking Duvall on a one way trip somewhere over the Rainbow.


Duvall has created many highly acclaimed successful promotional fashion platforms: The Catwalk Is on Fire @ the House of Blues which is now in its 7th year and has featured more than 130 established fashion stars, new and up-in-coming fashion, hair, make-up and jewelry designers along side the cities top catwalk models. Also Duvall’s Fashion Pages under the Picasso and now an all new show-stopping promotion titled The House of -Duvall's CHICAGO CATWALK EXPLOSION celebrating its 7th year.


McCafe House Of Couture - Show Producer, Director, Coordinator, Commentator and Featured Designer
Macy's Fashionistars - Show Producer, Director, Coordinator and Featured Designer
Chicago Promotions – FEATURE DESIGNER
South Central Community services Luncheon fashion show, Society of Mannequins,
The Chicago Fashion Café (Green Dolphin Street) Partner, Promoter, Show Director & Feature, N’Digo Gala (Civic Opera House) Featured Designer
World Fashion Chicago (Millennium Park) featured designer representing Chicago and the USA.
Gala 2006 with Patti La Belle & Winnie Mandela: (Hyatt Regency Hotel) - Feature Designer - Show Producer & Director
V103 Expo for Today’s Black Woman (McCormick Place) – Feature & Show Director
The Catwalk Is On Fire (Hard Rock Hotel) – Partner, Show Producer, Commentator, Feature
Duvall's FASHIONISTARS (Chicago Hilton & Towers) - Producer, Director, Feature
The Catwalk Is On Fire (House of Blues) -Producer, Director, Designer and all Male Show
Society of Mannequins (Shatu Del Mar) - Show Coordinator, Commentator and Feature Designer
South Central Community Services (Drury Lane) - Fashion's Empire All Male Show
International Hair & Beauty Show (Rosemont Theatre) - Feature Designer representing Chicago
Fashion Café (212 On the River) - Creator, Producer and Director featuring Top Designers
International House of Fashion (New Gate Theatre) Producer, Director and Designer.
Jesse Owens Foundation Show (The Drake Hotel) - Feature Designer
Chicago We're Red Hot (Chicago Hilton & Towers - International Ballroom) - Feature Designer
Little Black Dress (The Peninsula Hotel) - Feature Designer
Black Woman's Expo 06 (McCormick Convention Center) - Show Director & Feature Designer
Cleo Johnson Fashion Show (Sabre Room) - Feature Designer
Trump Casino - (Feature Designer)
Chicago Defender Bud Billiken Parade - (Defender Fashion Pages/Fashion Writer)
Thanksgiving Fashion Show & Party (Sears Tower) Coordinator, Producer
Chicago Fashion Pages (Under the Picasso) - Producer, Director,
Indigo Gala Red Carpet Couturiers (Civic Opera House)
Chicago Links (Shatau Del Mar) - Feature Designer
UNCF (River East Art Center) An Evening Of Stars Tribute to Stevie Wonder - Event Planner
Chicago World Show (International Sister Cities Program) Millennium Park - A Feature Designer


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