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The Famous Designer Jessica McClintock, Known For Her Romantic Wedding Dresses And Evening Dresses, Died In A Dream

The Famous Designer Jessica McClintock, Known For Her Romantic Wedding Dresses And Evening Dresses, Died In A Dream
The Famous Designer Jessica McClintock, Known For Her Romantic Wedding Dresses And Evening Dresses, Died In A Dream
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Fashion designer Jessica McClintock, known for her wedding and prom dresses, has died at the age of 90.

According to the obituary, the San Francisco-based designer died in her sleep on the evening of February 16.

McClintock was the creator of a lifestyle brand based on romance and beauty, and last year she celebrated her 50th anniversary in the fashion business.

Over the years, her outfits have been worn by many famous personalities, including Sissy Spacek, Mary Crosby and Hillary Clinton, who wore one of McClintock's dresses during her marriage to Bill Clinton in 1975.

A former elementary school teacher with no formal education in fashion, Jessica McClintock entered the design business in 1969 when a friend told her about a young apparel firm called Gunne Sax - a move that would ultimately change the course of her life.

The company was initially known for its flowy dresses and chintz prints, but after adding a little flair of its own, sales skyrocketed and McClintock was soon selling her outfits in major department stores across the country.

In 1970 she became the sole owner of Gunne Sax.

McClintock's business continued to grow over the years, and in 1981 she opened her first retail store in San Francisco.

By 2007, her brand was ranked seventh on the Women’s Wear Daily list of most recognizable brands, right behind Cartier and Tiffany & Co.

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Although McClintock briefly ceased production in 2013, she quickly changed her mind, and to this day, her brand continues to offer women dreamy romantic dresses on their big days.

She has a son, Scott, who will run the brand, as well as a large family.

McClintock will also live through a private family environmental fund that she created with her son in 2018 to provide financial support for important causes.

The designer will be buried at a burial site with her family in Presque Isle, Maine, where she was born. Although the services will be private, a celebration of her life is currently scheduled to take place in San Francisco later this year.

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