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31/03/1929 Fashion designer Liz Claiborne is born

Claiborne was born to prominent American parents living in Brussels. Her family moved back to the US at the start of WWII. She worked for several years as a sketch artist in Manhattan in NYC. Following this, she started her own design company, Liz Claiborne Inc. It immediately became successful and made it to the Fortune 500 list.


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