The fashion figures we lost in 2021

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

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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.

From left to right: Patrick Chalhoub, Jeremy Hackett and Derek Khan.

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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, in full bloom, with Cha-Cha Schatzberg. “News from the garden here,” reads the accompanying caption. “Pink butterfly in lipstick; pink flower wig for a hat [by Sally Victor]. “

Photographed by Jerry Schatzberg, Vogue, June 1, 1958

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

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Harry Brant, socialite, 24
“There was something about Harry that everyone saw and loved,” 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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