NEW YORK — Adrienne Steckling-Coen, better known as "Adri," a sportswear designer respected for her clean lines and colorful patterns, died Sunday of Parkinson's disease at her home here at the age of 71.
Adri was born Mary Adrienne Steckling on Nov. 7, 1934 in St. Joseph, Mo. She attended the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, where she won a guest editor's spot at Mademoiselle magazine in New York. While there, Adri decided to transfer to the Parsons School of Design. It was at Parsons that Adri met her mentor, Claire McCardell, a critic at the school.
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