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Project of the Fashion Industries Oral History Series: Liz Claiborne
Liz Claiborne was born Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne in Brussels, Belgium, on March 31, 1929. She worked in the New York City fashion industry for 25 years before launching her own company in 1976. In 1986, Liz Claiborne, Inc. became the first company founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500 list. She was also the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
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