Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Mrs Ann Albrizio: Millinery has lost it's matriarch
We learned from Ellen Christine Millinery yesterday that the matriarch of millinery, Ann Albrizio, had passed on 23 March 2009. We have no details about her funeral but thank Ellen for posting the following details:
Gleason's Funeral Home
Ann Albrizio was a legendary milliner, a maven of the industry for more than 50 years.
She started in millinery making turbans at the age of 15. In the 60's and 70's, Mrs Albrizio was the stakeholder for millinery when fashion substituted berets for beehives. As an FIT instructor, Mrs Albrizio shaped many talented designers (Eric Javits and my mentor, Eia Radosavljevic). Through her book, Classic Millinery Techniques, the bible for many milliners like myself, her generosity and talent will live on. Thank you, thank you, Ann Albrizio.