The fashion figures we lost in 2021

Philippe Venet, fashion designer, 91
From Lyon, Venet apprenticed with a local tailor before moving to Paris, where he found work as Schiaparelli and met his partner, Hubert de Givenchy. Venet worked for Givenchy until 1962, when he founded his own line. The purity of his designs identified him as belonging to the Balenciaga fashion school.

Jessica McClintock

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Jessica McClintock, fashion designer, 90
In the wake of a $ 5,000 investment in a company called Gunne Sax, McClintock built a multimillion-dollar empire that celebrated the power of beauty in the form of printed and lace-trimmed dresses.

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

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Derek Khan, stylist, 63
A Trinidadian stylist, 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 went mainstream.

Dolores Hawkins, in full bloom, with Cha-Cha Schatzberg. “Garden news here,” reads the accompanying caption. “Butterfly Pink in lipstick; pink flower wig for a hat [by Sally Victor]. “

Photographed by Jerry Schatzberg, Rowing, June 1, 1958

Dolores Hawkins Phelps, Rowing model and real estate agent, 90
Active in the 1950s, Phelps was a new kind of role model, the kind that brimmed with happiness rather than arrogance. He had a million dollar smile and, in the context of the time, his appearance was considered natural. Phelps posed for two Rowing covers.

Harry Brant

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Harry Brant, socialite, 24
“There was something about Harry that everyone saw and loved,” wrote Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of the fashionable man of the city. “His stunning looks, androgynous style and insatiable love for fashion have taken him everywhere.”

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