Thursday, June 28, 2007
R.I.P. liz claiborne
for those of you who didn't know, yes, liz claiborne is a real person. so we're talking about the demise of a person here, not a company—that's not quite possible because liz claiborne the company is one of the biggest in fashion and is well on its way to becoming the LVMH of america, acquiring brands here and there, like kate spade, narciso rodriguez, ellen tracy, dana buchman, juicy couture, C&C california, mexx, laundry by shelli segal, DKNY jeans, and lucky brand jeans, among others. betcha didn't know that. in fact, they're so big, they managed to lure our beloved tim gunn away from parsons (and from "project runway"?) to be their chief creative officer. anyway, liz claiborne the person was 78. she died tuesday, june 26 after suffering from cancer for many years.