NEW YORK — Jeanne S. Campbell, a designer who played a role in the Fifties sportswear movement in America that included more famous names like Bonnie Cashin and Claire McCardell, died last Wednesday of complications resulting from a stroke. She was 82.

While her career, which spanned more than 30 years, has not had as visible an impact in comparison to the continued name recognition of some of her peers, Campbell’s designs for Sportwhirl, a New York manufacturer, were highly successful on Seventh Avenue and had a marked impact on the mid-century popularization of inexpensive separates. Her designs were featured on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour in the Fifties; she received the 1955 Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award; and, in 1970, she was among 15 American designers included in a WWD ranking of the "Women of the Year."

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