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Sighsten Herrgård (January 8, 1943 – November 20, 1989)

Sighsten Herrgård was a Finnish-born Swedish fashion designer and major trendsetter in Stockholm. Herrgård was the first Swedish celebrity with AIDS to go public about it, "giving AIDS a face".
Born: January 8, 1943, Helsinki, Finland
Died: November 20, 1989
Buried: Bromma kyrkogård, Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden, Plot: FB/377

Sighsten Herrgård was a Swedish fashion designer. Herrgård was the first Swedish celebrity with AIDS to go public about it, "giving AIDS a face". He received his fashion education at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm and at the pattern development academies in Stockholm and Copenhagen. His career took off in 1966 when he won the Courtauld International Design Competition with a collection of unisex clothing. In the 1970s, Herrgård established internationally in Paris and North America; he also started a company in Stockholm and worked with television, magazines and shows. Herrgård wrote his memoirs with Carl Otto Werkelid just before he died. In 1969 he was one of the world's ten best-dressed men. The saddest thing in Herrgård's memoirs, Sighsten, is the portrayal of Roar, the man who lived with Herrgård for a number of years. Roar, who was a monogamous type like Herrgård, was the one who first succumbed to the virus, which eventually ended also Sighsten's life. Klingenberg was the first Swedish patient to be diagnosed with AIDS, even though he was not the first to die due to it.
Together from (around) 1970 to 1984: 14 years.
Roar Klingenberg (died on September 21, 1984)
Sighsten Herrgård (January 8, 1943 – November 20, 1989)

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Sighsten Herrgård (1943-1989) is buried at Bromma kyrkogård (Terserusvägen 3A, 168 59 Bromma). Fashion desgined Sighsten died 5 years after his partner Roar Klingenberg, who was the first AIDS patient diagnosed in Sweden.

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