Ken Fulk is known as much for his internationally acclaimed interior design projects — and unparalleled showmanship — as he is for his impeccable personal style.
“I love good flair,” says Fulk. “I dress up every single day of my life. I’ll wear cufflinks, patent-leather shoes and three-quarter-length riding coats for any occasion.”
The Virginia native has been a fashion independent since childhood. “I picked out my own clothes since I was six-years-old,” explains Fulk, who identifies as mostly preppy. “We’d go to our local department store — which wasn’t very fancy — and I’d have my little blue blazers made, and pick out the brass buttons — it’s just who I was.”
At a glance, his wardrobe may appear a little erratic — though well-organized — with a mix of vintage military uniforms and custom-made designer pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Tom Ford, Dior, Ralph Lauren and Thom Browne. “The other day I wore a Tom Ford era Yves Saint Laurent suit that I just adore! It’s from the glory years when Ford was doing Gucci and Saint Laurent,” recalls Fulk. “In some ways it’s in opposition to my preppy American roots.”
Fulk’s flair for fashion isn’t just window dressing; it’s an accoutrement for his more dynamic pursuits. Apart from his nonprofit arts foundation at St. Joseph’s Arts Society, Fulk sits on the board of the American Conservatory Theater and, along with his husband, Kurt Wootton, he supports a Provincetown-based arts organization called Twenty Summers.
“Charles Hawthorne built this barn on a bluff atop Miller Hill in 1907, and it remains the country’s oldest continuously operating arts colony. We help bring art back to barn for one summer every year,” he explains. “It’s like Brigadoon popping up each summer!”