By and  on February 12, 2013

Fashion designer Alfred Fiandaca, 72, whose creations for Ann Romney were highlighted when she wore them on the campaign trail last fall, died of complications from a stroke on Saturday morning.

Fiandaca, who attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and the former Traphagen School of Fashion, launched his first, self-named collection in 1960. In 1961, he opened an Alfred Fiandaca shop on Maverick Street in Boston; it moved to Newbury Street two years later and to Albany Street in 2009. Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue also carried his clothes.

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