Issey Miyake, Turtlenecks Designer, Dies at 84
Legendary Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died. Miyake died from liver cancer Friday morning in Tokyo. He was 84 years old.
The designer was known for everything from unique designs and fine fragrances to being the creator behind the statement black turtlenecks worn by Apple's Steve Jobs.
Miyake's company confirmed that a private funeral has already taken place.
Born in Hiroshima in 1938, Miyake was 7 years old when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city during World War II.
In 1971, the first Issey Miyake collection launched in New York, and shortly after, was shown during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 1973.
Through the years, the company has displayed everything from extraordinary textures and eclectic styles to chic modern everyday wear.
In Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple co-creator, Jobs said he had enough of his statement-making Issey Miyake black turtlenecks to last a lifetime.