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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 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...
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 overnight following an undisclosed illness.His collaboration in creating runway hairstyles for Italy's top fashion houses, including Armani, Valentino, Ferre and Versace, dates from the launch of Milan as...
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.His death Wednesday comes a week after Aslanis told a Greek newspaper that he had been "ruined" by close aides who allegedly stole large sums of money from him.A police official said there was no...
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 chains, has died at the age of 69. She was Spain's richest woman. Inditex SA, the owner of Zara, issued a statement Friday confirming her death but did not provide more details and declined comment via...
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 neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Talia's family posted the following message via her Facebook page 'Angels for Talia': "It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned...
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...
Andre Kim (2010)
The Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Andre Kim, one of South Korea's best-known fashion designers, has died. He was 74.Kim died Thursday, several weeks after being admitted to Seoul...
Giuliana Coen Camerino (2010)
(Associated Press) MILAN Giuliana Coen Camerino, designer of handbags carried by Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and others, has died at age 90. Camerino died overnight in Venice, home of the...
Jean-Louis Dumas (2010)
(Associated Press) PARIS Jean-Louis Dumas, who ran Hermes for almost three decades and was hailed as an emblem of French luxury, has died. He was 72. Credited with transforming Hermes from...
Alexander McQueen, 40 (1969 - 2010)
By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press Writer LONDON Brilliant and controversial British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home Thursday after anguished Internet...
Edgar Vos (2010)
By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press Writer THE HAGUE, Netherlands Edgar Vos, the designer known as "the emperor of Dutch fashion" who created clothing tailored for all figures and most budgets,...
Eunice Johnson (2010)
(Associated Press) By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer CHICAGO - Eunice Johnson, the widow of Ebony magazine founder John Johnson and a fashion maven who ran thousands of traveling...
Nancy Talbot (1920 - 2009)
BOULDER, Colo. - The co-founder of the upscale Talbots women's clothing company has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Nancy Talbot was 89. The Talbots Inc. said that Talbot...
Naomi Sims, 61 (1948 - 2009)
Naomi Sims, among first black models, dies at 61 NEW YORK — Naomi Sims, whose 1968 Ladies' Home Journal cover shot was a breakthrough for black fashion models, has died. She was 61. Sims,...
Guy Mascolo (2009)
DALLAS , Texas - Guy Mascolo, co-founder of the international hair salon Toni & Guy, died Wednesday. He was 65. Mascolo suffered a fatal heart attack and died at his Dallas home, his family said. ...
Charles "Mask" Lewis, Jr. (2009)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Mixed martial arts figure "Mask," who co-founded the TapouT clothing line, was killed early Wednesday when a $300,000 Ferrari crashed and was torn in half. The driver of...
Ted Lapidus (2008)
PARIS - Ted Lapidus, the fashion designer who redefined chic with the 1960s unisex look, died Monday. He was 79. President Nicolas Sarkozy, in an homage to the designer, said Lapidus "democratized...