Designer Giuliana Coen Camerino dies at 90


ROME (JTA) — The world of fashion is mourning the death of award-winning stylist Giuliana Coen Camerino.

Camerino, who fled Venice for Switzerland during World War II to escape fascist persecution, went on to become one of Italy’s most noted designers. She died May 10 in Venice at the age of 90. 

Her May 13 funeral, which took place in the Venice Ghetto, was attended by the mayor of Venice and Jewish community leaders. She was buried in the Jewish cemetery on the Lido.

Camerino founded the Roberta di Camerino fashion house after her return to Venice in 1945.

The Roberta di Camerino label is best known for handbags, leather goods and accessories, but Camerino also designed clothing. New York’s Whitney Museum held a retrospective exhibit of Camerino’s work in 1980.

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