Designers and fashionistas

Designers and fashionistas

Bill Belew, 76; Elvis Presley’s costume designer was known as “The Man Who Dressed the King” (Jan. 7)

Viktor Schreckengost, 101; pioneering industrial designer and ceramist (Jan. 26)

Alvin Colt, 92; Tony award-winning Broadway costumer for “On the Town,” “Guys and Dolls” and the “Forbidden Broadway” revues (May 4)

Yves Saint Laurent, 71; the French fashion designer who created a bold new dress code for women during the feminist revolution of the 1970s and helped launch the era of the celebrity designer with his jet-set lifestyle (June 1)

Kermit Love, 91; the costume designer who helped puppeteer Jim Henson create Big Bird and other “Sesame Street” characters (June 21)

Severin Wunderman, 69; a high-end watch manufacturer with Gucci and Corum, and an art collector and philanthropist (June 25)

Bill Lofthouse, 68; primary builder of Rose Parade floats with his Phoenix Decorating Co. (July 5)

Dorian Leigh, 91; an early supermodel who made Revlon’s 1950s “Fire and Ice” cosmetics line famous (July 7)

Riitta Immonen, 90; co-founder of Finnish fabric and fashion design company Marimekko (Aug. 24)

Gregory Poe, 51; a fashion designer who caused a sensation in the late 1970s with a line of clear plastic purses and raincoats infused with whimsical items such as Cracker Jack prizes and floating fish (Sept. 1)

Mila Schoen, 91; fashion designer who built a shop for custom-made women’s clothing in Milan (Sept. 5)

Eletra Casadei, 55; the California fashion designer whose prom dresses put away the Sweet 16 look and moved into strapless, backless, slit-to-there styles (Sept. 27)

Mr. Blackwell (Richard Sylvan Selzer), 86; acerbic fashion critic offered annual appraisal of “worst dressed” celebrities (Oct. 19)

Lou Dorfsman, 90; design director who helped enhance the strong image of CBS for more than four decades (Oct. 22)

Ted Lapidus, 79; French fashion designer who helped redefine chic with the 1960s unisex look (Dec. 29)

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