Every woman looks good in capri pants, thanks for sports wear designer Gloria Sachs

MANHATTAN – Gloria Sachs, the 85-year-old fashion designer credited with inventing capri pants, died Monday night in her sleep.

After college she apprenticed with painter Fernand Leger in Paris, then worked for architects Gio Ponti and Franco Albini while she modeled for Balmain and Balenciaga. She also worked for Bloomingdale’s and Saks and for decades ran an eponymous label known for its luxurious sportswear. All the while, she exhibited her own painting and sculptures everywhere from New York’s Museum of Modern Art to the Art Alliance of Philadelphia.

(This story appeared on Fashionologie on March 13, 2012. Read the rest here.)

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