STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel

1.08.2011

R.I.P.

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

7 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  4. Prayers going up for her and her family!

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  5. So sorry for your loss Stacy.
    Cupcake

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  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.

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