Hyacinthe began painting fashion in her Madison Avenue gallery after she was approached by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to create a fantasy design. Mentored by Halston, designer to the stars, and Charles James, who was a close friend of the William Randolph Hearst family, Hyacinthe's collections hand painted designs took the world by storm. She has created one of kind designs for other designers including Givenchy, De La Renta, and Mary McFadden. Elizabeth Taylor, Chris Evert, Maud Adams, Betsy Von Furstenberg, Jane Russell and Joan Lunden are but a few of the celebrities whom owned custom, hand painted silk fashions created by Hyacinthe. The original silk separates collection previewed during fashion week in New York at The Plaza in 1980. It was reported that in Japan, the Empress removed her kimono in public for the first time in history to don a silk Hyacinthe running suit.


Hyacinthe and Eden Baron created Atelier Baron and located the factory in the garment center. The Baron's employed over 400 artists working in two day shifts to replicate Hyacinthe's original designs by hand painting on individual garments and thousands of dresses, shirts and bathing suits for manufacturers: Roxanne Swimsuits, Sassoon, Dan Lee Couture, Jonathan Logan and Halston. Hyacinthe is credited with creating the Hand Painting Industry, as chronicled in 1980 by the New York Times and Women's Wear Daily. As a designer, Hyacinthe has been featured in magazines world-wide. She is oft compared with Norma Kamili.


By 1980, Hyacinthe pioneered the use of hand painted original designs on ready-made products for manufactures and licensees of major home decor products including wall prints, decorator pilots, bed, bath, table linens and giftware. Her international success built a multi-million dollar company and the Hyacinthe Brand revolutionized direct to garnet printing to create over and wrap designs incorporating metallics, foils, rhinestones and coordinating reproductions of original paintings, etchings, drawings decorations and imagery.

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