STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel



I just wanted to pay respects and acknowledge a fashion icon who passed away on Thursday evening (January 6).  Joan Vass was eighty-five years old and the last time I saw her a couple of years ago, she was full of energy and life.

Joan Vass & DVF: October, 2008
Photo: Stacy Lomman

Joan brought casual knitwear to the forefront in the eighties and her comfortable, oversized pieces were modern and chic.  I am proud to say that I worked as design director for the Joan Vass label from 2006-2008, though by that time she had sold her name and had not been directly involved with the brand for many years.  Still, I did my best to uphold her aesthetic and maintain the identity of her product.

me, Richard Mauro, Joan Vass: October, 2008


  1. Oh my God! I'm so sad. Have you been in touch with Richard and Sara? Give them my best.

  2. So sorry to hear this. I'm sure you fabulously upheld her original artistic vision...

  3. I worked with Joan on her New York line for 14 years and am very saddened to learn of her passing. My condolences to her family.

  4. Prayers going up for her and her family!

  5. So sorry for your loss Stacy.

  6. Sorry to be so late to this wake. I remembered you worked in the company a couple of years ago when I read the notice about Ms. Vass' death.

    She added a lot to our fashion world.