PARIS — French fashion designer Corinne Cobson, who created her own ready-to-wear label in 1987, has died at age 62.
Her husband, Tanguy Loyzance, confirmed the news in a statement issued by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
Cobson, who was born in 1956, chose to change her name to distance herself from her fashion heritage: her parents Jacqueline and Elie Jacobson founded the Sixties Parisian fashion label Dorothée Bis.
She started out in the family business before creating her own label in 1987. Her collections played around gender stereotypes, mixing cotton, linen and leather to create pared-back looks with a rock ‘n’ roll edge that were popular with the Nineties music scene: Vanessa Paradis wore a long spaghetti-strap gown by Cobson on the stage at the Cannes film festival in 1995 to sing an homage to French New Wave icon Jeanne Moreau.
The designer is also known for her work in film: Cobson created costumes for Pascale Ogier, who played the free-spirited Louise, in Eric Rohmer’s “Full Moon in Paris.”