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Fred Segal dead at 87 after a stellar career as the iconic purveyor of Los Angeles fashions

Fred Segal dead at 87 after a stellar career as the iconic purveyor of Los Angeles fashions with a world-famous flagship store on Sunset Boulevard

Fred Segal, the man synonymous with high-end and celebrity fashion in Los Angeles, California, has died at the age of 87.

Representatives of the fashion icon confirmed his passing – of complications from a stroke – on Friday, Deadline reports.  

‘In 1961, Fred Segal created a retail scene that defined Los Angeles fashion and sparked a revolutionary shift in style that has transcended the last six decades,’ a statement read.  

Rest in peace: Fred Segal, the man synonymous with high-end and celebrity fashion in Los Angeles, California, has died at the age of 87; seen here in October 2013

‘Fred Segal pioneered the shop-in-shop concept and experiential retail, resulting in a brand built on heritage, inclusivity and love that changed the face of retail forever.’ 

Fred’s distinctive and boutique-like department store Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard – known for its timeless red, white and blue logo – quickly became a chic and celeb-frequented fashion hub, attracting the likes of the Beatles, Elvis, Diana Ross, the Jackson Five and Nicole Kidman, to name a few. 

After starting off in 1961 in a 300-sq. ft. jeans-only store, his franchise would grow to encompass five locations in the LA area, with expansion as recent as 2018 to include new shops in Switzerland, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur.

Suave icon: Representatives of the fashion icon confirmed confirmed his passing – of complications from a stroke – on Friday; seen here in August 2009 at his birthday celebration benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center

Suave icon: Representatives of the fashion icon confirmed confirmed his passing – of complications from a stroke – on Friday; seen here in August 2009 at his birthday celebration benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center

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