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
Whiteside, NY
718-359-1122

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.

2 comments:

Ellen Christine Millinery said...

Viewing yesterday and today, from 2-5, and 7-10, with the service on Friday, meeting at the funeral parlor, proceeding to St. Luke's , then to the cemetery.....call the Funeral Parlor for more involved details......Gleason's Funeral Home, 10-25 150th, #718-359-1122

come one, come all, and let us pay our tribute to Mrs. Albrizio, and support Marie......

Ellen Christine

tonya gross millinery said...

thank you for keeping us in the loop, ECM!