Summary: Ethiopian-born fashion designer whose minimalist aesthetic transformed the modern American wedding dress (while most wedding dress designers in the 1980's were making elaborate tulle-and-lace affairs with puff sleeves, long trains, and decorative appliqués, she pared everything down), whose dresses had little fluff or flounce and were often strapless with sheer illusion necklines after starting out in her Manhattan garment district loft and created a thriving business under the company name Amsale, opening her first store on Madison Avenue and acquiring and expanding into new lines, who dressed celebrities like Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Katy Perry, and Ariana Grande, whose dresses appeared on the TV series Grey's Anatomy and in the films Runaway Bride, 27 Dresses, and The Hangover.
Cause of Death: Uterine cancer
Born: March 1, 1954
Died: April 1, 2018
Location: New York City, New York