How to dress like a fashion icon
Posted On July 20, 2021
A New York City fashion icon has died.
Dorel’s has been the top-selling designer in the United States for 25 years.
Her collection of gowns, pants and sweaters sold over 5 million pieces in the past year.
The company’s owner, Diane Ruggiero, was recently diagnosed with a heart attack.
She passed away Sunday in her home.
A tribute on her website reads, “She was one of the most remarkable people in the world and we are all in shock and mourning.”
She was also an accomplished designer of couture and accessories.
Her most famous creations include her signature frock, the dorel sweater, which she wore on stage.
Her last couture show was in 2012 at the New York Fashion Week, where she created a dress from her own collection of sweaters that went viral.
She also created dresses and sweater accessories for designers including Chanel and Vera Wang.
She also helped launch the “Dorell’s Fashion Show” and was featured in the 2010 documentary, “Dress of the Season.”
She was also the designer of the Dorel Collection from 2002 to 2005.