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Katie May, 34 (2016)
Katie May, a Sports Illustrated magazine model also known as the Queen of Snapchat, has died of a stroke at 34, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Andre Courreges, 92 (1923 - 2016)
Andre Courreges, a French fashion designer who claimed to have invented the miniskirt during the 1960s, has died, according to The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Arnold Scaasi, 85 (1930 - 2015)
Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi, whose flamboyant creations adorned presidents' wives, movie stars and socialites, has died. He was 85. By JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose bright, flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and film stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, has died. He was 85. Scaasi...
Christian Audigier, 57 (1958 - 2015)
By ROBERT JABLON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Christian Audigier, who was born in France but gained fame and fortune in the United States with his tattoo-inspired, street-wise designs for the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch brands, died Friday. He was 57. Audigier died at 3:45 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Laura Coverson said. Audigier...
Madame Carven (2015)
By THOMAS ADAMSON, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Madame Carven, the ready-to-wear and perfume pioneer who founded the fashion house Carven in 1945, has died. She was 105.France's fashion federation says that she died in Paris on Monday.Madame Carven, whose real name was Marie-Louise Carven-Grog, was a contemporary of Christian Dior — and was one of Paris' most sought after designers...
Francesco Smalto, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Francesco Smalto, an Italian-born designer who fashioned clothes for world leaders and celebrities, died at age 87, his fashion house said in a statement Monday...
Frans Molenaar (2015)
The Associated PressTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Frans Molenaar, a versatile Dutch fashion designer whose clothes graced catwalk models, royalty and garbage men, has died at age 74.Molenaar's...
Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)
SHELLEY ACOCA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could...
Eileen Ford, 92 (1922 - 2014)
BETH J. HARPAZ, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice...
Peaches Geldof, 25 (1989 - 2014)
SYLVIA HUI, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model and media personality Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof and member of a talented, troubled family who grew up in...
L'Wren Scott, 49 (1964 - 2014)
JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — L'Wren Scott, who left her small-town Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end...
Sergio Loro Piana (2013)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Sergio Loro Piana, who helped build a six-generation, family-run textile firm into the eponymous luxury brand recently bought by French conglomerate LVMH, has died...
Aldo Coppola (2013)
The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Aldo Coppola, a Milan hairstylist who helped merge hair styling with fashion, has died at the age of 73.Coppola's press office on Thursday confirmed his death...
Michalis Aslanis (2013)
NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, The Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say Michalis Aslanis, one of the country's most prominent fashion designers, has been found dead in his Athens apartment...
Rosalia Mera, 69 (1944 - 2013)
ALAN CLENDENNING, The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Rosalia Mera, a seamstress who co-founded a clothing store in northwestern Spain that grew into Zara, one of the world's largest retail...
Talia Joy Castellano, 13 (1999 - 2013)
ORLANDO, FL -- Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old cancer patient who inspired millions with her unfailingly upbeat makeup tutorials on YouTube, died Tuesday in Orlando after a long battle with...
Kenneth Battelle (2013)
SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Battelle, the hairdresser who gave both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe their calling-card hairdos in the 1950s and '60s, has...
Ottavio Missoni, 92 (1921 - 2013)
COLLEEN BARRY, The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Ottavio Missoni, the patriarch of the iconic fashion brand of zigzag-patterned knitwear that helped launch Italian ready-to-wear and turn Milan...
Manuel Mota (2013)
JORGE SAINZ, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Manuel Mota, a Spanish dress designer specializing in bridal gowns for top models and high society, has died. He was 46.Mota had been the creative...
Teri Shields, 79 (1933 - 2012)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press Teri Shields raised eyebrows when she allowed her 11-year-old daughter, Brooke, to be cast as a prostitute in 1978's "Pretty Baby." A few years later, she...
Anna Piaggi (1931 - 2012)
The Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Fashion journalist Anna Piaggi, who provided inspiration for designer Karl Lagerfeld and was celebrated for her own eccentric style, died Tuesday. She was 81.Vogue...
Vidal Sassoon, 84 (1928 - 2012)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an...
Francois Lesage, 82 (2011)
JENNY BARCHFIELD, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Francois Lesage, the heir of the legendary Maison Lesage embroidery atelier which has long been embellishing Paris couture houses' most...
Margit Brandt, 66 (1945 - 2011)
The Associated PressCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Fashion icon Margit Brandt, whose simple cuts and 1960s miniskirts marked one of the first international breakthroughs for Danish designs, has died....
Jesus del Pozo (2011)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Fashion designer Jesus del Pozo, one of Spain's most influential style modernizers, has died aged 65.A statement released late Saturday by Spain's Fashion Creators...
Jonas Bevacqua, 34 (2011)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy on the 33-year-old co-founder of a popular hip hop-oriented Southern California clothing company has failed to determine a cause...
Bijan Pakzad, 67 (1944 - 2011)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bijan Pakzad, a Beverly Hills designer of ultra-luxury clothing, perfume and jewelry, has died.His son, Nicolas Pakzad, tells the Los Angeles Times that his...
Charles Nolan, 53 (2011)
SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion designer Charles Nolan, known to have a passion for American classics but skew them with a modern edge and personal touch, died...
Fausto Sarli (1925 - 2010)
The Associated PressROME (AP) — Fausto Sarli, one of Italy's leading high fashion designers, known for his artisan touch and elegant gowns, has died at 83.Alberto Terranova of Sarli's fashion house...
Catherine Walker, 65 (1945 - 2010)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Fashion designer Catherine Walker, whose work was championed by late Princess Diana, has died after suffering from cancer, her family said Sunday. She was 65...