Obituary

Leigh Perkins of Orvis.

Retail

Orvis’ Leigh H. Perkins Dead at 93

He retired in 1992 his grandson continues to helm the outdoors brand.

clock May 10, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

Lee Abraham 2nd

Retail

Lee Abraham 2nd, Associated Merchandising Corp., Dies at 93

The retail merchant rose from a department store floorwalker to the head of a powerful international sourcing and consulting organization.

clock May 7, 2021David Moin

Bernie Madoff Dies at 82

Fashion Scoops

Bernie Madoff Dies at 82

Madoff led one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.

clock April 14, 2021Layla Ilchi

DMX performs at Revolution Live on April 10, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credit: mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX

People

DMX, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Passes Away at 50

DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, suffered a heart attack on April 2.

clock April 9, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Markets

Marvin Lord, Leading Apparel Executive, Dies at 83

The veteran of the apparel industry had a spectrum of skills and was instrumental in certain key licensing deals.

clock March 31, 2021David Moin

Designer Jessica McClintock in her San Francisco Office on August 8, 1989.

Fashion Show Reviews

Obituary: Jessica McClintock

clock March 15, 2021WWD Staff

Fred Segal obituary

Retail

Fred Segal, Famed L.A. Retailer, Dies

Segal began with a store that sold jeans in 1961, but that store grew into a new style of retail altogether.

clock February 26, 2021Kali Hays and Booth Moore

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1958 file photo, Ruth Dayan stands with her husband, General Moshe Dayan, chief of staff of the Israeli Army, at London Airport.  Ruth Dayan, the Israeli fashion designer and peace activist has died at the age of 103, Israeli media reported Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo, File)

People

Peace Activist, Maskit Fashion Founder Ruth Dayan Dies at 103

The entrepreneur and humanitarian dedicated her life to bridging cultural divides.

clock February 8, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Fairchild Archives: Christopher Plummer Through the Years

People

Remembering Actor Christopher Plummer

The Oscar-winning actor died at the age of 91 on Friday.

clock February 5, 2021Layla Ilchi

Fairchild Archives: Christopher Plummer Through the Years

Fashion Scoops

Fairchild Archives: Christopher Plummer Through the Years

See photos from the legendary actor’s career here.

clock February 5, 2021Layla Ilchi

Heidi Weisel

People

Fashion Designer Heidi Weisel Dies at 59

The New York designer was known to infuse modernity into her collections.

clock January 30, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Cicely Tyson attends the 45th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, 1973.

People

Actress and Former Model Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, a trailblazing Black actress and former model, has died at age 96.

clock January 28, 2021Tara Donaldson

Harry Brant

Fashion Scoops

Harry Brant, Son of Stephanie Seymour, Dies at 24

The cause of death was an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

clock January 19, 2021Sandra Salibian and Layla Ilchi

Siegfried and Roy: Remembering Their Flashy Style

Fashion Scoops

Remembering the Flashy Style of Siegfried and Roy

The duo was known just as much for their Las Vegas animal illusionist show as they were for their eclectic style.

clock January 14, 2021Layla Ilchi

Ruth McCarthy in her Vogue days with publisher Richard Shortway.

People

Pioneering Fashion Licensing Executive Ruth McCarthy Manton Dies at 95

The Brooklynite started her career in journalism before switching over to fashion publishing and then licensing.

clock December 30, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

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Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.

Beauty

Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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