Death of Jean-Louis Scherrer

February 19, 1935 - June 20, 2013
Paris, France | Age 78

Fashion designer dies
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The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — French designer Jean-Louis Scherrer, who dressed such fashion plates as Jackie Kennedy at the height of his career, has died. He was 78.

The French Couture Federation said the designer died early Thursday in Paris. The cause of death was not immediately known.

After training under Christian Dior, Scherrer launched his own label in 1962, holding his first show in a cellar. The house went on to become a symbol of uptown elegance in the 1980s.<...

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