Elise Gombos, a skin care buyer at QVC, died June 30 at Phoenixville Hospital in Pennsylvania. She was 31. A cause of death has not been released.
Gombos, who was born July 25, 1976, had survived Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 14 and breast cancer at age 23 and was a participant and a top-10 fund-raiser for the Philadelphia edition of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Cure in 2006 and 2007.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"