Albert Capraro, a fashion designer whose rise to fame included designs worn by former First Lady Betty Ford, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., following a short illness. He was 70 years old.
Capraro, known for his dresses and evening gowns, was a native New Yorker who studied at what was then Parson’s School of Design. After graduating, he worked for milliner Lilly Dache for two years before moving on to work as associate designer for Oscar de la Renta’s boutique collection in 1966. In 1974, he branched out to form his own company, Albert Capraro, on Seventh Avenue.
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