- NAME: Liz Claiborne
- OCCUPATION: Business Leader, Fashion Designer
- BIRTH DATE: March 31, 1929
- DEATH DATE: June 26, 2007
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brussels, Belgium
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne
- AKA: Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg
- AKA: Liz Claiborne
- AKA: Elisabeth Claiborne
- AKA: Anne Claiborne
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Liz Claiborne was a fashion designer and icon who created a clothing empire. She's also the first woman to found a company (Liz Claiborne Inc.) that landed on the Fortune 500 list.
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Claiborne faced a health crisis in her later years: She was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer, which she courageously battled for many years. Claiborne died from complications related to her cancer on June 26, 2007, at the age of 78, in New York City.
In 2012, Claiborne's once-dominant fashion company went through a corporate makeover: Liz Claiborne Inc. was renamed Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. While her brand may have faded,
Liz Claiborne's fashion revolution continues in the wardrobes of working women today.
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