Liz Claiborne




   Devin Case
Biographical Information
Liz Claiborne was born in Brussels, Belgium on
 March 31st, 1929.
After moving to the U.S. in 1...
The Early Years

 In the 1950s Claiborne designed sportswear, dresses, and
  tailored clothing.
 She then became the des...
Liz Claiborne Inc.


 In 1976, Claiborne founded her company, Liz Claiborne Inc.
 Her clothes became instantly popular.
...
Claiborne Changes the Way Women
                 Dress For Work
 Claiborne’s idea was to give women their
  own identity ...
How Women Obtained Their Own Style
 Women needed a way to show they were different from men
  and Claiborne helped them a...
Other Contributions Claiborne Made
                to Women’s Clothing
 Claiborne introduced
  the idea of separates,
 pi...
Claiborne’s Successes and Awards



 Claiborne and her husband founded The Liz Claiborne
  and Art Ortenberg Foundation t...
Liz Claiborne In Review

 Claiborne was a strong business
  woman, she changed the way
  women dressed for work.
 She ad...
Works Cited
 Barker, Olivia. "Liz Claiborne, icon of fashion; Designer added 'more choice, fun' to
  wardrobes of career ...
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Liz Claiborne

  1. 1. Liz Claiborne Devin Case
  2. 2. Biographical Information Liz Claiborne was born in Brussels, Belgium on March 31st, 1929. After moving to the U.S. in 1939, when she was 19 she decided to live in N.Y.C. Her father did not approve,but she always aspired to be a fashion designer.
  3. 3. The Early Years  In the 1950s Claiborne designed sportswear, dresses, and tailored clothing.  She then became the designer for the junior dress division of Jonathan Logan from 1960-1975.  Although she liked her job she saw a need for something new and different in women’s clothing.  Claiborne wanted to create more comfortable, but professional clothes for working women.
  4. 4. Liz Claiborne Inc.  In 1976, Claiborne founded her company, Liz Claiborne Inc.  Her clothes became instantly popular.  The company went public in 1981.  By 1985, the company was listed on Fortune 500.  Her company being the first founded by a woman to have this honor.
  5. 5. Claiborne Changes the Way Women Dress For Work  Claiborne’s idea was to give women their own identity through the clothing they wore.  She created a look that was more feminine and attractive, yet still classic and conservative.  During this time period women were just beginning to enter the business world, they needed a style of their own.
  6. 6. How Women Obtained Their Own Style  Women needed a way to show they were different from men and Claiborne helped them achieve it.  Before her women’s clothes consisted of dresses and skirts with matching blazers or suits just like men.  Claiborne created new pieces for women such as high-waisted pants that flared at the bottom and long-sleeved button-down shirts.  All her new clothes were also reasonably priced.
  7. 7. Other Contributions Claiborne Made to Women’s Clothing  Claiborne introduced the idea of separates, pieces of clothing that women could mix and match.  This idea lead to changes in the displays of department stores.  Instead of having the pants with the pants and the shirts with the shirts, she had “outfits”.  Claiborne had the pants with the shirts and color combinations to match.  She also brought in bright, vibrant colors, like bright red, yellow, and royal blue which made her clothes more appealing.
  8. 8. Claiborne’s Successes and Awards  Claiborne and her husband founded The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation to protect wildlife after she resigned from the company.  She then received the Humanitarian Award in 2000.  She was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame with her husband in 1990 and the National Sales Hall of Fame in 1991.
  9. 9. Liz Claiborne In Review  Claiborne was a strong business woman, she changed the way women dressed for work.  She added new styles and color to women’s clothing providing good fit, color, comfort, and value.  Claiborne was an inspirational fashion designer until her death on June 26, 2007.
  10. 10. Works Cited  Barker, Olivia. "Liz Claiborne, icon of fashion; Designer added 'more choice, fun' to wardrobes of career women; [FINAL Edition]." ProQuest. USA TODAY, June-July 2007. Web. Sept.-Oct. 2009. <http://proquest.umi.com/>.  Horyn, Cathy. "Can Liz Claiborne Get Its Groove Back?" ProQuest. New York Times Magazine, Fall 2008. Web. Sept.-Oct. 2009. <http://proquest.umi.com/>.  Johnson, Rebecca. "Queen of the Separates." ProQuest. New York Times Magazine, Dec.-Jan. 2007. Web. Sept.-Oct. 2009. <http://proquest.umi.com/>.  "Liz Claiborne Biography." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Web. 22 Sept. 2009. <http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ch-Co/Claiborne-Liz.html>.  Picture URL’s:  www.beastieboys.com/ bbs/showthread.php?p=1669450  www.nndb.com/people/ 497/000055332/  dailysplice.com/ LBC-Liz-Claiborne-podcast  modadimagno.blogspot.com/ 2007_06_01_archive.html  blogs.seattleweekly.com/ threadcount/2007/06/  www.brandsoftheworld.com/ logo/L/liz_claiborne..  www.coutorture.com/ tag/shopping?page=3  careers.astate.edu/ interviewattire.html  www.blogthecoast.com/.../ archives/shopping/

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