Jenny Polanco, Fashion Designer with a Caribbean Palette, Dies at 62

Ms. Polanco worked for more than four decades in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Paris and New York, and was well regarded by colleagues and fashion critics. On her website, she described her approach as “a fluid dialogue between classic avant-garde style and the Caribbean,” fusing “sophisticated lines, drapes and exquisite cuts with handcrafted details of the Dominican vernacular: buttons in amber, details in horn, larimar, nacre, coral, among other autochthonous elements.”

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