Italian designer Mila Schoen dies
Italian fashion designer Mila Schoen died in her sleep at 91 years of age at her Italian villa on September 5th. Schoen was a favourite designer of many established women, including Jacqueline Kennedy and marella Agnelli, who appreciated her clean tailoring and simple, sophisticated lines.
Schoen began her career in 1958 working in an high-fashion atelier in Milan. Eight years later she opened her own boutique, on Milan's Via Montenapoleone, one of the city's most chic shopping streets.
Her designs were timeless expressions of quiet elegance, and led to her being dubbed the "Signora of elegance". Her fashion house described her vision of clothes as one of "luxury without glitter".