Fashion designer synonymous with championing the idea of ready to wear and is one of the most commercially successful designers of the 20th century.
She studied at the illustrious Art Students' League in Manhattan.
She once designed for companies like American Airlines, Samsonite, and Hermes.
She was born to Eunice, a dressmaker, in Oakland, California.
She and designer Michael Kors are both known for their contributions to American sportswear.