Obituaries

Robin L. Farkas

Retail

Robin Farkas, Alexander’s CEO, 84

Alexander’s was once a major retail force in the New York metropolitan area, pioneering value.

clock July 13, 2018David Moin

Bernie Marks

Markets

Bernie Marks, Cofounder of Garfield & Marks, Dies at 81

At its peak in the 1990s, Garfield & Marks was generating over $60 million in sales.

clock July 10, 2018Lisa Lockwood

CARLO BENETTONUNITED FAMILY OF BENETTON - 1993

Ready To Wear

Carlo Benetton Dies at 74

He was the youngest of his siblings, Luciano, Giuliana and Gilberto, who together founded the Benetton fashion group in 1965.

clock July 10, 2018Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

Mike Blumenfeld, Builder of Bloomingdale’s Beauty, Dies at 90

Services are scheduled for July 3.

clock July 2, 2018Allison Collins

Michael Vollbracht and Elettra Ingrid Wiedemann RosselliniBILL BLASS AUTUMN 2006 SHOW, OLYMPUS FASHION WEEK, NEW YORK, AMERICA - 06 FEB 2006

People

Fashion Designer and Illustrator Michael Vollbracht Dies at 70

Michael Vollbracht liked to say that he looked at the world in cinematic frames, taking from everyone and everywhere.

clock June 8, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Andy Spade

Fashion Scoops

Kate Spade’s Husband Andy Sets the Record Straight on Her Apparent Suicide

“There was no indication and no warning that she would do this.”

clock June 6, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Mary J. Kakas in Boston.

People

Fur Executive and Philanthropist Mary Kakas Dies at 78

In the mid-Nineties, Mary Kakas became chief executive officer of Edward F. Kakas & Sons, a company dating back to 1858.

clock May 30, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Tom Wolfe American author and journalist Tom Wolfe, Jr. appears in his living room during an interview about his latest book, "The Kingdom of Speech," in New YorkTom Wolfe photo shoot, New York, USA - 26 Jul 2016

Media

Author and Journalist Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

The prolific writer was at the forefront of New Journalism.

clock May 15, 2018Kali Hays and Rosemary Feitelberg

Sportswear

Willis & Geiger’s Burt Avedon Dead at 94

He had been a Navy pilot in World War II and the Korean War before getting into the apparel business.

clock May 8, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Amsale Bridal Spring 2019

People

Friends, Colleagues Pay Tribute to Amsale Aberra at Spring Runway Show

Starting her business from the kitchen table of her New York home, Amsale Aberra created an internationally known bridal company.

clock April 13, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

‘Fashion Police’ Host and Commentator Leon Hall, 77, Dies

Before red carpet critics was a crowded field, Leon Hall was among the first to size up celebrities’ style.

clock April 13, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Joseph J. Aresty

People

Joseph J. Aresty, Philanthropist and Former Alfred Dunner CEO, Dies at 95

In addition to turning Alfred Dunner into a leading U.S. apparel manufacturer, Joseph Aresty supported numerous organizations, including his alma mater the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

clock March 14, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Bernadine Morris in 1976

Media

Bernadine Morris Dies at 92

The former New York Times fashion critic got her start at WWD.

clock January 26, 2018Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Todd Michael KrimamfAR New York Inspiration Gala Celebrating Men's Style, New York, America - 14 Jun 2011

People

AIDS Activist and amfAR Founding Chairman Mathilde Krim Dead at 91

The recipient of 16 doctorates honoris causa alone, Krim received numerous other honors, most notably the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

clock January 16, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Nabile Quenum

Media

Street Style Photographer Nabile Quenum Dies in Paris

Fellow street-style photographers paid tribute on social media.

clock January 11, 2018Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

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A protest by animal rights activiists CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur trade) against the use of fur by the Fashion industry blockades one of the venues for London Fashion Week in the Aldwych.Anti-Fur Protest, London Fashion Week, UK - 17 Sep 2017

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