Pearl Nipon, 90, Philadelphia fashion designer and couture icon

September 3, 2018

National Museum of American Jewish History, 2009 Gala, Thursday, May 14, 2009. Pearl Nipon and her husband Albert Nipon.

By Staff

Pearl Nipon, 90, the fashion designer behind the Albert Nipon label and one of Philadelphia’s most widely-acclaimed purveyors of haute couture, died in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 2, of heart disease.

Mrs. Nipon frequently described her relationship with her husband and business partner, Albert Nipon, the same way: He was the head of the family, but she was the neck, “and the neck turns the head anywhere it wants it to go.”

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