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Obituaries

Longtime Yves Saint Laurent Confidante Connie Uzzo Dies at 85

The native New Yorker grew up in a Brooklyn family and mixed with the upper echelons of the fashion industry.

Boutique Owner, Washington Wives’ Fashion Consultant Frankie Welch Dies at 97

The entrepreneurial Welch also consulted with first ladies Lady Bird Johnson and Betty Ford.

‘Queen of Lace’ and Special Occasion Pioneer Ursula Rickenbacher Dies

After becoming an American citizen in 1984, Rickenbacher vowed to make all of her products in the U.S.

Fashion Photographer Hiro, Who Excelled in Originality, Dies at 90

The photographer was known for his Surrealism, unexpected lighting, experimentation and bold colors.

Elaine MacNeil, Former L’Oréal USA Executive, Dies at 72

The former general manager of Urban Decay and consultant for L'Oréal Luxe was 72.

Fashion Designer Morton Myles Dies at 92

A familiar face on Seventh Avenue and Fire Island, Myles was known for creating affordable, smart clothing.

Former Chanel Accessories Designer Frances Patiky Stein Dies

The New York-born creative worked for Halston and Calvin Klein before moving on to Chanel.

Australian Designer Carla Zampatti’s State Funeral Held in Sydney

Eleven hundred people packed St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on Thursday morning to honor the Australian…

Australian Designer Carla Zampatti to Be Honored With a State Funeral

The veteran Australian designer died in Sydney on April 3, one week after a fall at the opera.

Giancarlo DiTrapano, Founder of Tyrant Books, Lit Magazine, Dies

DiTrapano started a magazine that turned into a small, beloved and respected publisher of mostly unknown…

Former Hearst Photo Director Lynn Murray Was Among Boulder Shooting Victims

The 62-year-old previously worked for Hearst Publications and Condé Nast.

Jessica McClintock, Favored Designer for Proms, Dies at 90

The San Francisco-based designer created a lifestyle brand.

Howard Silver, Purveyor of Luxury and Niche Fabrics, Dies

Silver revived his father's textile business, Jasco Fabrics, becoming a source for nearly every notable…

Longtime Departures Editor Richard David Story Dies at 68

The New York-based editor was an inveterate traveler.

Takeshi Osumi, Designer of Mistergentleman, Dies at 47

The brand shared the news of his Jan. 24 death via a post on Instagram