William Baker (fashion designer)
Baker attended the Manchester Grammar School, where he was taught by the current head of Religious Studies Dennis Brown, and was the inspiration for Manchester indie band The Man From Delmonte's song "Pink". Baker was studying Theology at King's College London and working as a sales assistant for Vivienne Westwood in London when he met the singer Kylie Minogue and her photographer Katerina Jebb.
In 2007 he made his debut as a theatre director with a West End revival of Rent dubbed Rent Remixed which received mixed reviews. When asked beforehand how he was going to handle the change in direction he claimed he said; "I'm approaching it in the same way I would approach a Kylie show or tour".