New York, NY, United States (CNS) – Charles Nolan, famed American fashion designer, has died at the age of 53 of liver cancer.
He is survived by his partner, Andrew Tobias, the Democratic National Committee’s treasurer.
Nolan was known for his tailoring and detail on jackets and gained much of his design experience by designing for Ellen Tracy and Anne Klein for several years. He ventured out on his own and started his own label in 2004.
He debuted his collection at Saks Fifth Avenue and opened six windows there, a big deal for new fashion designers and new labels.
Nolan might never have achieved the fame of Ellen Tracy and Anne Klein, however there was no doubt he designed beautiful clothes and did good design work.
In 2007, the designer received the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for innovation and creativity and achievements in women’s apparel and retail.
No word yet on what will happen to his label and boutique, and who will head the business, if anyone will at all.