... Liz Claiborne, Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne passed away last night after a battle with cancer.
The Associated Press' article states: "The new approach to dressing revolutionized the department store industry, which had focused on stocking pants in one department and skirts in another.
"It's what the working woman needed," said Joanne Arbuckle, chairwoman of the art and design department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "Her coordinated pieces — you went from the turtleneck to sweater to pants to the socks. It's like what Gap did for kids, and she did it beautifully."
Claiborne was 78.