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Celebrity Deaths in Fashion

  • Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Oscar de La Renta

    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 carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of...

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  • Eileen Ford, 92 (1922 - 2014)

    Eileen Ford

    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 Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday of complications from a brain tumor and osteoporosis, according to Arielle Baran, a...

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  • Peaches Geldof, 25 (1989 - 2014)

    Peaches Geldof

    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 the glare of Britain's tabloid press, was found dead Monday at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of Geldof's death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England, but police called...

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  • L'Wren Scott, 49 (1964 - 2014)

    L'Wren Scott

    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 fashion designer best known as the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, has died in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide. Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment at 10 a.m....

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  • Sergio Loro Piana (2013)

    Sergio Loro Piana

    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 at age 65.People close to the family said Loro Piana died Friday, just two weeks after LVMH's 2 billion euro ($2.7 billion) purchase of the textile house was completed.The company, which Loro Piana co...

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