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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Fashion

    Ingrid Sischy: Born: 1952-03-02 - Died: 2015-07-24
    Ingrid Sischy was a South African writer and art critic with a focus on art, photography and fashion. She was best known as the editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine from 1989 to 2008. She and her partner Sandra Brant were international editors for Vanity Fair.
    Burt Shavitz: Born: 1935-05-15 - Died: 2015-07-05
    Burt Shavitz was a beekeeper and businessman, and the founder of the Burt’s Bees line of balm, soap, and other personal care products. His business partner, Roxanne Quimby, purchased his stake in the company in 1994. Clorox purchased Burt’s Bees in 2007.
    Greg Plitt: Born: 1977-11-03 - Died: 2015-01-17
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.
    Oscar de la Renta: Born: 1932-07-22 - Died: 2014-10-20
    Oscar de la Renta was a fashion designer, who became internationally known in the 1960s thanks to his work with Jackie Kennedy. His company has gone on to become popular among celebrities and royalty.
    L’Wren Scott: Born: 1967-na-na - Died: 2014-03-17
    L’Wren Scott was a model and fashion and costume designer. She was also Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. She was discovered as a model at a Calvin Klein photo shoot, and went on to work for Thierry Mugler and Chanel, asw well as big name photographers like Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Jean-Paul Goude.
    Charlotte Dawson: Born: 1966-04-08 - Died: 2014-02-22
    Charlotte Dawson was a model an TV personality known in New Zealand for Getaway and in Australia for The Contender Australia and Australia’s Next Top Model.
    Ottavio Missoni: Born: 11-02-1991 - Died: 09-05-2013
    Ottavio Missoni was the founder of Italian fashion house Missoni, which was famous for its zig-zag patterned clothing and swimwear. The company later branched out into making items for the home, and partnered with retail giant Target to get a lower-priced line to their fans.
    Lilly Pulitzer: Born: 1931-11-10 - Died: 2013-04-07
    Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau was an American fashion designer. She founded the Lilly Pulitzer company in 1959, and her clothes were famously worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy. (Image courtesy Lilly Pulitzer, Inc.)
    Vidal Sassoon: Born: 1928-01-17 - Died: 2012-05-09
    Vidal Sassoon, a well-known hair stylist from London, England, was well known for his topical hair care products. He was also known for the creation of the “bob” hair trend that was commonly worn by women. Vidal was married to his wife, Rhonda, and his children from previous marriages: Catya and Eden (daughters), and Elan […]
    Alexander McQueen: Born: 1969-03-16 - Died: 2010-02-11
    McQueen was a British designer known for shock tactics and unconventional designs. McQueen worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. McQueens work have been worn by numerous celebrities, for example Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
    Michael Jackson: Born: 1958-08-29 - Died: 2009-06-25
    Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana to a working class family on August 29, 1958. His father, Joseph, was a steel mill employee and often performed in various R&B groups. His mother was a stay at home mom and a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Michael was the seventh of nine children; his siblings include Rebbie, […]
    Farrah Fawcett: Born: 1947-02-02 - Died: 2009-06-25
    Fawcett was an actress and a pop culture icon. At the height of her career, she was a sex symbol to millions of young men and a fashion icon for young women… most notably being her famed hairstyle. Fawcett began her career doing commercials in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Wella Balsam Shampoo. […]
    Charles “Mask” Lewis, Jr.: Born: 1964-??-?? - Died: 2009-03-11
    Lewis, who is probably better known as “Mask” for the lines he would paint on his face, co-founded the clothing line TapouT, which quickly became a multi-million dollar company.
    Bettie Page: Born: 1923-04-22 - Died: 2008-12-11
    Page was a model who became infamous for her 1950’s fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. Page got into modeling when she met Jerry Tibbs, a police officer with an interest in photography. The two worked together and created a pinup portfolio. […]
    Mr. Blackwell: Born: 1922-08-29 - Died: 2008-10-19
    Mr. Blackwell was a fashion critic, who is commonly known for his “Ten Worst Dressed Women” list. The list is an annual awards presentation given out each January. Along with his annual list he also wrote two books “Mr. Blackwell: 30 Years of Fashion Fiascos” and an autobiography “From Rags to Bitches”.
    Lynn Kohlman: Born: 1946-01-01 - Died: 2008-09-14
    Kohlman was a former model turned photographer, author and creative director at DKNY. She began her modeling career in the late 1960’s where she appeared in numerous fashion magazines. In the 1970’s she became a photographer for Interview, Vogue, GQ and Glamour. In 1989 she was appointed fashion director of the Donna Karen Company. In […]
    Estée Lauder: Born: 1906-07-01 - Died: 2004-04-24
    Estée Lauder co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies with her husband Joseph Luder. The Estée Lauder Companies are known for the cosmetics and perfumes. Popular brands include Estée Lauder and Clinique. The company began in 1946 and is still going strong today.
    Jack Weil: Born: 1901-03-28 - Died: 2008-08-13
    Weil was the founder and CEO of Rockmount Ranch Wear, a Denver-based Western clothing manufacturer. It is believed that Weil was also that oldest working CEO in the United States at 107. In 1946 Weil rented a space at 1626 Wazee Street in Denver, Colorado. He began to sell fashionable (yet practical) western wear. Weil […]
    Ruslana Korshunova: Born: 1987-07-02 - Died: 2008-06-28
    Nicknamed the Russian Rapunzel, Ruslana Korshunova was a fashion model who had appeared on the covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue. Though she was of Russian descent, her homeland was Kazakhstan. She appeared in print advertisements for the following: Blugirl by Blumarine, Clarins, Ghost, Girbaud, Kenzo Accessories, Max Studio, Moschino, Old England, Pantene Always […]
    Yves Saint Laurent: Born: 1936-08-01 - Died: 2008-06-01
    Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who got into the fashion world at the age of 17 when he started working for designer Christian Dior. He eventually took charge after Dior’s death but then went on to serve in the French Army. While in the army for 20 days, he was constantly harassed […]
    Gianni Versace: Born: 1946-12-02 - Died: 1997-07-15
    One of the most populars fashion designers of our time.
    Anna Nicole Smith: Born: 1967-11-28 - Died: 2007-02-08
    Anna Nicole Smith first gained popularity in 1993 when she became the Playboy Playmate of the Year. During this same time period she became the lean model for Guess jeans. Smith would become the punch line to many jokes with her marriage to oil business executive and billionaire J. Howard Marshall (who was 63 years […]
    Coco Chanel: Born: 1883-08-19 - Died: 1971-01-10
    Almost certainly the foremost fashion designer, she did away with the corseted look in favour of comfort and elegance. In 1922 she introduced what is now the best selling perfume of all time, Chanel – 5. She created the famous “little black dress”, in 1926.