Fashion designer Jessica McClintock dies age 90

Designer Jessica McClintock, known for concoctions of calico and lace that accompanied girls and women on the most important occasions of their lives, has died.

She was 90.

Dresses, handbags, watches, eyeglasses and jasmine-scented perfume – the ’70s and ’80s designer, and beyond, did it all, outfitting women and girls for Sweet Sixteen parties, Quinceaneras, Bat Mitzvahs, and proms, weddings and legit galas.

“I believe Romance is beauty that touches the emotional part of our being,” McClintock stated on her website.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home. (Roger Ressmeyer/)

Lace, ruching and cascading ruffles were her stock in trade. Last year she celebrated the half-century mark in the business, according to People.

The famous also donned

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Monika Tilley, Fashion Designer and Activewear Pioneer, Dies at 86

Monika Tilley, a designer of racy swimsuits that glistened from the covers of Sports Illustrated magazine on models like Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs and a pioneer of activewear and loungewear, died on Dec. 23 in Manhattan. She was 86.

Her daughter, Mona Tilley, announced the death in January. She said her mother died in a hospital after having multiple strokes.

Ms. Tilley was not a name designer like Bill Blass or Calvin Klein; she was an industry talent known for her work for Anne Cole, Anne Klein, White Stag and other companies, designing what would become a uniquely American style of dressing. She created a line for Caitlyn Jenner when she was a track star in the 1970s, and collaborated with Ms. Brinkley on a line of swimwear in 1984. For the Winter Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, she designed the parade uniforms for the American teams.

With

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Pierre Cardin, French Fashion Designer, Dies At 98 : NPR

French designer Pierre Cardin has died at age 98. Here, the member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts is seen in 2016, at the end of a fashion show marking 70 years of his creations at the Institut de France in Paris.

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French designer Pierre Cardin has died at age 98. Here, the member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts is seen in 2016, at the end of a fashion show marking 70 years of his creations at the Institut de France in Paris.

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French designer Pierre Cardin, who extended his brand far beyond the fashion world, has died at age 98. The son of Italian immigrants worked with luminaries such as filmmaker Jean Cocteau and designer Christian Dior before launching his own fashion house, drawing on his love for futuristic design.

Cardin’s family announced his death to Agence France-Presse on Tuesday.

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Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Pierre Cardin, the French fashion designer famed for 1960s-era avant-garde and Space Age looks, who pioneered fashion ready-to-wear and the fashion licensing system that made him rich but diminished his brand’s reputation, has died. He was 98.

His death was announced by French Academy of Fine Arts on Tuesday. The academy did not give a cause of death or say where or when he died.

Born Pietro Cardin in 1922 to French parents in their vacation home in San Biagio di Callalta near Venice, Cardin’s family left Italy two years later to escape fascism and moved back to Sainte-Etienne in central France, where Pierre grew up.

From an early age, he was interested in dressmaking, starting work at age 14 as an apprentice even though his father wanted him to become an architect. He moved to Paris in 1945, where he studied architecture and worked with the fashion

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