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Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester
Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester

Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle. "I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality show "Million Dollar Listing" that features her grandson, Josh Flagg. "'This is a new fiber, comes from England,'" the clerk told her. An impressed Edith Flagg began importing the wash-and-wear polyester fabric, and became an early promoter of its use in fashion. It helped turn her into a multimillionaire. "As ugly as the stuff was, it was great," said Josh Flagg in a...

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