Lucienne Day 1917-2010

Just received the sad news that legendary textile designer Lucienne Day has died at age 93. Read her obituary in The Guardian. What an amazing woman. It’s an honor to have walked on this planet at the same time as her.

I’m waiting for permission to post some images, but in the meanwhile, you can see a range of her work on V&A Images.


  1. Natalie says:

    Sad news – she was such a talented designer and a great inspiration.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I am so sad to read of her passing. Words can’t accurately explain just how much her design meant to the world. The world lost a little light today.

  3. nalani says:

    She led such a full life. How wonderful!

  4. Alison says:

    Vale Lucienne Day.

    What an enormous impact the discovery of her work had on me, as a young textile designer…

    Her incredible collection of work will, doubtless, ensure that she endures.

    A sad day indeed.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Very sad! What a good innings she had, what a wonderfully creative life!

  6. Sondra says:

    very, very sad news. she was such an inspiration to all.

  7. KathiD says:

    I have all three of the Converse Lucien Day print shoes. I’ll wear them in her honor every day for a month.