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Claiborne, Liz (Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg)

(1929–  ) fashion designer, business executive; born in Brussels, Belgium. She was raised in New Orleans, returning to Europe to study art instead of finishing high school. After 25 years as a New York designer she founded her own firm (1976), which she built into a billion-dollar-a-year business, first designing stylish, moderately priced sportswear that freed working women from plain, dark suits, then expanding into menswear, accessories, and perfume. She retired from active management in 1989.
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Arthur Ortenberg, the fashion industry legend best known for launching the clothing company Liz Claiborne in 1976 with his wifeLiz Claiborneand a partner, died of pneumonia complications Monday in Manhattan, the New York Times reports.
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In 1976, Liz Claiborne, with her husband Arthur Ortenberg and two other partners, created a design-driven sportswear company that would revolutionize the American fashion industry.
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The cause of death was abdominal cancer, a condition she had been fighting for 10 years, according to her husband, Art Ortenberg, former chairman of Liz Claiborne Inc.
Fashion designer Liz Claiborne, whose styles became a cornerstone of career women's wardrobes in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.