Lilly Pulitzer: 5 Facts About the Woman Who Led a Fashion Rebellion

Fashion entrepreneur Lilly Pulitzer, who died on April 7 at age 81in Miami, proved that simplicity can be stylish. In the early 1960s, she popularized the tropical print shift, a colorful version of a rudimentary design – the sleeveless sheath – that was the first dress every American girl who took home economics in high school was taught to make. What distinguished Pulitzer’s shifts was the startlingly bright hues and playful patterns of the fabric, which Pulitzer had custom-produced for …

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Norma Kamali

Visionary. Icon. Pioneer. Those are the adjectives often associated with powerhouse American designer Norma Kamali, 67, who with 30+ years of design experience continues to evolve her eponymous fashion company. Kamali, who has been lauded with a plethora of style awards – from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Fashion Walk of Fame – remains a constant on today’s fashion scene. She is no longer just known as the creator of the red bathing suit Farrah Fawcett …