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Obituaries

Jean Rosenberg, Retail Pioneer and Ideal American Size 6, Dies at 97

With a talent for discovering designers, Rosenberg was meticulous about fit and proportions, personally…

British Fashion Designer John Bates Dies at 83

The designer claimed to have invented the miniskirt, dressed the likes of Emma Peel in "The Avengers" and…

New York Textiles Executive Joel Goldfarb Dies at 90

Goldfarb worked in New York's Garment District for decades and came out of retirement to work into his late…

Indomitable Celebrity Photographer Ron Galella Dies at 91

Nearly unstoppable in pursuit of celebrity subjects, Galella excelled at partycrashing.

AJ Crimson, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Brand Founder, Dies

Crimson, celebrity makeup artist and founder and chief executive officer of AJ Crimson Beauty, died on March…

Fashion Designer Peter Hidalgo Dies at 53

Hidalgo had his own company at one point, and later dressed Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and other celebrities.

Celebrities, Fashion Industry Mourns Manfred Thierry Mugler

Figures like Casey Cadwallader, Riccardo Tisci, Tracee Ellis Ross and others have honored the visionary…

Fashion Industry Mourns André Leon Talley

Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, Rick Owens and many others have paid their respects…

Alfred ‘Bud’ Gates, Longtime Retail Executive, Dies

After 36 years at B. Altman & Co., Gates helped Woolrich and Brooks Bros. get into the outlet store business.

The People We Lost in 2021

Remembering the fashion designers, executives and prominent figures who passed away this year.

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Virgil Abloh

Hailey Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Gigi Hadid and many others are posting tributes to the famed fashion…

Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder of TGIN, Dies at 42

Donaldson's passing was announced via TGIN's Instagram.

Cultural Wunderkind and Archivist Steven Mark Klein Dies at 70

A tribute for the multifaceted talent is being planned for some time next year.

Fashion Consultant, Show Producer and Stylist Janet Racy Dies at 69

Through the years, Racy worked with a range of designers including Alber Elbaz, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian…

Gerald Alan Barnes, Former Top Neiman Marcus Executive, Dies at 68

Those who knew Gerald Barnes considered him a renaissance man.