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Legendary American Couturier Charles Kleibacker Dead At 88

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Charles Kleibacker, a master of bias construction who worked at Lanvin before founding his own label, has died. Isabel Toledo called Kleibacker — one of the first American designers who didn't copy Europeans — "a gift, a treasure." [ColumbusDispatch, WWD]

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rixatrix
rixatrix is a smug cunt

Couturier looks a lot like courtier on first pass. Just sayin. I was confused for a second.