Deaths (Obituaries)

March 25, 2017

Postscript: When David Rockefeller Met Brooke Astor: The Ultimate New York Power Couple

At the Museum of Modern Art’s annual spring benefit last June, Helen Mirren could be spotted near one of the artists being honored that night, Brice […]
March 13, 2017

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Children’s Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a prolific children’s book author, memoirist and public speaker who, dying of cancer, found an extraordinarily large readership this month with a column […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuelle Khanh, Who Reinvigorated French Fashion, Dies at 79

Emmanuelle Khanh, who reinvigorated French fashion in the early 1960s with quirky, fluid clothes intended for young, active women, died on Feb. 17 at her home […]
December 28, 2016

Willa Kim, Designer of Fanciful Costumes, Dies at 99

Willa Kim, the petite and unfailingly elegant theatrical costume designer whose exuberant, sometimes over-the-top designs brought her two Tony Awards and a solid reputation for innovation […]
August 25, 2016

Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel, the Paris fashion designer who planted her contrarian flag on the Left Bank in the 1960s, flouted haute couture conventions and created chic ready-to-wear […]
August 8, 2016

Ivo Pitanguy, Plastic Surgeon to the Stars and a Celebrity Himself, Dies at 93

Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, a pioneering Brazilian plastic surgeon who performed face lifts, tummy tucks and other procedures on the rich, famous and royal, becoming rich, famous […]
July 21, 2016

Betsy Bloomingdale, Socialite and Friend of Influencers, Dies at 93

Betsy Bloomingdale, the socialite and renowned fashion leader who was the widow of Alfred S. Bloomingdale, the department store heir, and a celebrated hostess to royalty, […]
June 14, 2016

Margaret Heldt, Hairdresser Who Built the Beehive, Dies at 98

Margaret Vinci Heldt, a Chicago beautician who, with the aid of hair spray and a favorite hat, redefined coiffure for women of the 1960s and the […]
April 23, 2016

Prince Is Mourned by Fashion World, Which Counted Him as One of Its Own

By JACOB BERNSTEIN April 22, 2016 Prince wasn’t someone many people said no to. The model Naomi Campbell was apparently one of them. “I was 17 years old […]