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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 died at age 86, said Kevin Lee, creative director of Battelle's company, on Tuesday.Lee said Battelle died Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He said Battelle will be remembered for "creating...
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 into a fashion mecca, died Thursday just months after his eldest son disappeared without a trace. He was 92. Missoni "passed away serenely" in his home in the town of Sumirago, north of Milan, where...
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 permitted a teenage Brooke Shields to famously star in a series of commercials for Calvin Klein jeans, provocatively professing that nothing comes between "me and my Calvins." Teri Shields died last week...
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 Italia said on its website that she died in Milan. No cause of death was given.For years, Piaggi's vibrant dress sense — including funky hats and theatrical makeup — made her stand out on the...
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 international name in hair care. When he came on the scene in the 1950s, hair was high and heavy — typically curled, teased, piled and shellacked into place. Then came the 1960s, and Sassoon's...
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...
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...
Alfred Shaheen (2008)
Torrance, Calif. - Alfred Shaheen, a pioneering textile manufacturer credited with creating the modern Hawaiian garment industry and in the process transforming the state's garish, tacky souvenir...
Bettie Page, 85 (1923 - 2008)
LOS ANGELES – Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She...
Richard Blackwell, 86 (1922 - 2008)
LOS ANGELES -- Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86. ...
Eletra Casadei (2008)
Los Angeles - Fashion designer Eletra Casadei, whose collections were carried in boutiques and departments stores across the nation and were seen on TV shows such as "Golden Girls" and "Dynasty," has...
Mila Schoen (2008)
ROME -- Mila Schoen, an Italian designer of elegant, impeccably tailored clothes, died early Friday at her villa in northern Italy at the age of 91. Her fashion house in Milan said Schoen died in...