SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/CNN) — For many San Francisco Bay Area women, a design by Jessica McClintock made their prom night or wedding day even more special.
On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that McClintock “died peacefully in her sleep at home” on February 16. She was 90.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
McClintock was best known for her dresses, particularly bridal and prom designs “based on the ideal of romance and beauty,” wrote the Chronicle’s Steve Rubenstein. “Her name became synonymous with milestone events in a woman’s life…christening, prom, graduation, engagement and wedding,” he writes.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
According to her website, “Jessica leveraged her humble beginnings and applied what she learned at an early age from her beloved needle trades grandmother to become a multi-generational fashion icon and American success story.”
The website says the “ideal of romance” infuses the McClintock brand. “Jessica was an early adopter of the concept of empowering young women and women of all ages to live their best life with confidence,” it says.MORE NEWS: Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business Saturday
McClintock is survived by her son Scott and will be interred with her family in Presque Isle, Maine. A celebration of her life is planned for later this year in San Francisco.