Has Liz Claiborne died

Liz Claiborne died

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In the 1970s, the New York designer and entrepreneur set a new trend with fashion for career women

New York - The American designer Liz Claiborn, who set a new trend with her fashion for the career woman in the 1970s, is dead. Claiborne, who was born in Belgium, died on Tuesday in a New York hospital as a result of a rare cancer, reported the " New York Times "online Wednesday night. She was 78 years old.

She pursued the goal of dressing women in such a way that they could take on the slick suits of their male competitors in their professional lives. Over time, she supplemented her business collection with sporty fashion, which invited you to combine color-coordinated individual pieces.

Husband as "secretary"

After two decades of experience in New York's Fashion District, Claiborne founded her own label exactly 40 years ago. She hired her husband and business partner Arthur Ortenberg as a "secretary". When she ceded active management of her company in 1990, Liz Claiborne Inc. was the largest womenswear company in the United States with $ 1.4 billion in sales. In 2005 the company put its sales at 4.85 billion dollars. (APA / dpa)

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