Jackie Rogers Obituary, Death – Jackie Rogers, a dynamic fashion designer, passed away on Tuesday at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, where she was receiving hospice care. Services held on Thursday. She was in her 90s. An official from the company stated that congestive heart failure was the reason of death. A private service will take place at 10:30 in the morning at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, New York. Rogers’ career was diversified. She styled the likes of Lee Radziwill, Barbara Walters, Christine Baranski, and Condoleezza Rice, as well as Courtney Love, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman, among others.
She would start her stories with “Did I tell you about before describing her time at El Morocco, her audition for Cole Porter, her relationship with Davis Jr., and her modeling for Chanel. She was unapologetic, had an interesting life, and was known for her outspokenness. Her understated creations of alluring apparel with bias cuts displayed a high level of creative sophistication. On February 24, 1932, she was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to parents who were both employed in the fashion industry; her father was a professional gambler, while her mother designed hats for Chic Gown Shop. Rogers, then 14 years old, began to sew his own clothes.
She began her modeling career when she was 16 years old with a summer job at Priscilla’s of Boston that paid $55 a week. After getting married to Alan Balter in Boston, she decided to withdraw from Miami University. By 1952, she was no longer married and had relocated to the Mayflower Hotel in Manhattan. When he wasn’t harassing the elevator workers on Seventh Avenue for models, Rogers received training from Stella Adler and auditioned for Cole Porter. Geoffrey Beene, who is also a fit model, counseled her on his designs.