Passages: Designer Ted Lapidus dies

Passages: Designer Ted Lapidus died on Wednesday, 31 December.
Kinda wished he’d eek out another day just to get to 2009…..oh well.

Ted is the designer that made jeans fashionable (eat your heart out Gloria Vanderbilt) and put a spin on that safari suit in the ’80’s…..
If you’re gonna do it, do it right.

And he did:

Born Edmond Lapidus in Paris on 23 June 1929, Ted Lapidus opened his own fashion house in 1958 and was admitted in 1964 into the prestigious haute couture association, La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. He is credited with making blue jeans – previously an anti-fashion statement – part of the repertory of fashion design.”

Even Sarkozy had something to quote about his life (Lapidus’) but I can’t bring myself to tap out anything that Sarkozy says. Better read the link.
Enough said.

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