Jenny Polanco, acclaimed Dominican fashion designer, dies of coronavirus

The well-known Dominican fashion designer Jenny Polanco died in the Dominican Republic as a result of COVID-19, the country’s pHealth Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas confirmed on Tuesday.

She was one of at least six people and the first public figure to die of the coronavirus in the Caribbean country.

Polanco, who was born in 1958, had told local media a week ago, according to several news reports, that she had tested positive for the virus after visiting Spain, which has the second highest number of coronavirus deaths.

The seasoned designer has been in business for over 37 years and was often featured during Miami Fashion Week.

“Jenny Polanco, one of our beloved designers of 2019, was unfortunately taken away by this new illness. We are honored to have shared one of her most memorable moments with her,” wrote the organizers of the Miami Fashion Week a Facebook post.

A Twitter user wrote This sky is now clad in white and amber, two characteristic colors of Polanco’s designs.

Polanco Work was presented in places like Paris and New York, and closer to their Caribbean homeland, including Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

She was known for her draped and ready-to-use designs and chic woven handbags. She incorporated handcrafted details that highlighted her Dominican heritage.

Polanco often described her style as “a fluid dialogue between classic avant-garde style and the Caribbean.“”

Your latest Spring 2020 capsule collection presented elegant and flowing garments in light and pastel colors as well as floral prints.

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