Philippe Venet, fashion designer, 91 years old
From Lyon, Venet apprenticed with a local seamstress before moving to Paris, where he found work at Schiaparelli and met his partner, Hubert de Givenchy. Venet worked at Givenchy until 1962, when he launched his own line. The purity of his designs identifies him as belonging to the Balenciaga fashion school.
Jessica McClintock, fashion designer, 90
With a $ 5,000 investment in a company called Gunne Sax, McClintock built a multi-million dollar empire that celebrated the power of beauty in the form of printed and lace-embellished dresses.
Derek Khan, stylist, 63
A stylist from Trinidad, Khan was responsible for creating influential and OTT looks for stars like Salt-N-Pepa, Lauryn Hill, and Mary J. Blige in the 1990s, when hip-hop and rap became mainstream.
Dolores Hawkins Phelps, Vogue model and real estate agent, 90
Active in the 1950s, Phelps was a new kind of model, one who overflowed with happiness rather than height. She had a million dollar smile, and in the context of the time, her look was considered natural. Phelps posed for two Vogue covers.
Harry Brant, socialite, 24
âThere was something about Harry that everyone saw and loved,â wrote the avant-garde town man Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis. “His breathtaking looks, androgynous style and insatiable love for fashion have taken him everywhere.”
This article first appeared on Vogue.com.
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