By  on July 9, 2014

Harold Leigh Davis, a former executive vice president and director of couture sales at Bill Blass, died July 1 at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home in New York. He was 92. 


Davis, who was born in Akron, Ohio, and went to the University of Akron, served with the Air Force in World War II in a variety of theaters, stationed in Reading, England, fighting on D-Day, in the Battle of the Bulge, in Rheims and on the Rhine River, and ending his military career as a staff sergeant. In 1947, he came to New York and worked for IBM and Columbia Gas. He developed an interest in fashion and interned at Galanos Couture, then became a salesman at Hannah Troy, Malcolm Starr and Chester Weinberg. He worked at Blass for 20 years. He left Blass to work for Lihli New York in 1993.

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