Liz Claiborne (fashion designer)

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Liz Claiborne
Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne

(1929-03-31)March 31, 1929
DiedJune 26, 2007(2007-06-26) (aged 78)

Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne (March 31, 1929 – June 26, 2007) was a Belgian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur.

Early life[change | change source]

Claiborne was born to American parents in Brussels, Belgium. She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1939. She went on to found the clothing company, which was named Liz Claiborne, Inc. She was the first female CEO and chairperson of a Fortune 500 company.

Death[change | change source]

Claiborne died in New York City from cancer of the lining of the abdomen.

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