The fashion industry has lost one if its most creative minds.
Carlos Falchi, who brought exotic patchwork to the mainstream with his coveted line of ready-to-wear satchel bags, passed away last Friday night at the age of 70 after battling a short illness, WWD reports.
The Brazilian-born accessories designer, who first catapulted to fame following his clothing designs that quickly garnered support from the likes of Miles Davis and Tina Turner, earned several accolades throughout his decades-long career, including the lifetime achievement award from the Accessories Council of America in 2004. His designs were also carried by First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan, as well as by celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and Heidi Klum.
Falchi is survived by wife Missy, daughter Kate, the chief designer and president of Carlos Falchi Couture, and daughter Juliet, a manager of global product innovation at Estée Lauder.