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R.I.P. Joan Vass

Friday, January 7, 2011
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New York born and bred designer Joan Vass sadly died last night in Manhattan at age 85. Vass started her professional life as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art and then wrote a column for the magazine Art in America. In the 1970s she began to make hand-knits and in 1977 formed her fashion house Joan Vass Inc. Talented and always artistic, Vass’ knits were her trademark and although she produced simple, beautiful sweaters, we will always love and remember her for the rebellious streak she unleashed in items like knit hats with wool mohawks and wildly colored dreadlocks.





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