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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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If her clothes look perfect, it's because she spent 30 years perfecting her craft (Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Adrienne Vittadini, and Liz Claiborne) before she introduced her eponymous line to the world in 2003.
Jerome Chazen, chairman emeritus and co-founder of Liz Claiborne Inc., says he hopes the gift will help elevate the university as one of the leading institutions for the arts.
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CBRE Group, New Jersey, announced represented Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc (FNPC), formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc., on the sale of 5901 West Side Avenue in North Bergen, NJ.
retailers and brands such as Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, Liz Claiborne, Nike, Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) and Vanity Fair (VF) said they want to see a "timely resolution" to the labor demands presented in 2008 against Guatemala under the framework of DR-CAFTA, reports (May 4, 2012).
She started her career as a designer for Liz Claiborne and after five years branched out, starting a collection of her own which remains part of the Liz Claiborne portfolio.
2 November 2011 - US designer of retail-based brands Liz Claiborne Inc (NYSE:LIZ) said it had completed the sale of its Mexx business to a joint venture led by private investment firm the Gores Group LLC.
17 October 2011 - S&P on Friday placed on "positive" watch its B- corporate credit on US fashion company Liz Claiborne Inc (NYSE:LIZ) citing its debt reduction plans.
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