French designer Ted Lapidus dies aged 79
Pioneering 1960s designer Ted Lapidus died yesterday in Cannes following a battle with leukaemia.
Lapidus was known in the 60s for popularising unisex fashion and dressing stars like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda in his famous safari suits and military-inspired styles. He began his career with an apprenticeship at Dior and went on to create a huge fashion and fragrance empire that's now run by his son Olivier. His death has sparked tributes from the likes of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and he will be buried at the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris alongside the likes of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Chopin.