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Amsale Aberra, bridal designer and Amsale Group founder, dies at 64

Amsale Aberra, bridal designer and Amsale Group founder, dies at 64

Amsale Aberra, founder, co-owner and creative director of the Amsale label, died Sunday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

The 64-year-old designer died of uterine cancer, according to a company spokeswoman.

After rejecting the over-the-top wedding gown options of the high-rolling Eighties, Aberra decided to design her own wedding dress in 1985. The following year she built from that experience and started her namesake business, specializing in custom-designed wedding dresses. She landed her first wholesale account with Kleinfeld by trekking to Brooklyn, where the store was then located, to show her collection to...

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