Friday 3 April, 2020

DR designer Jenny Polanco dies from COVID-19

DR designer Jenny Polanco passed away from the coronavirus on Tuesday.

DR designer Jenny Polanco passed away from the coronavirus on Tuesday.

Popular Dominican Republic designer Jenny Polanco has died from COVID-19.

The DR's Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, confirmed her passing.

Polanco is the sixth person in the Dominican Republic to die from the virus. There are 312 confirmed cases on the island as of Tuesday.

According to reports, the designer tested positive for coronavirus after a visit to Madrid, Spain. 

Polanco, who owned several stores in Santo Domingo and co-owned stores in Palm Beach, Punta Cana, and Haiti, was well-known in the region.

Trinidadian designer Meiling paid tribute to the designer via Instagram stating: "Our fashion landscape has lost one of own to COVID-19. My dear friend Jenny Polanco an amazing designer lost her battle early Tuesday morning. I first met her at Dominicana Moda in Santa Domingo where she lived and where she created her beautiful collections. No visit as recently as last October was complete without visiting her atelier her wonderful shops and always a dinner full of fashion stories and laughter. Jenny was a tireless mentor to emerging creatives of her country and Haiti. Yes we have lost a giant who leaves an incredible legacy on fashion for our Caribbean region. My condolences go out to her family and community."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our fashion landscape has lost one of our own to COVID-19. My dear friend Jenny Polanco an amazing designer lost her battle early Tuesday morning. I first met her at Dominicana Moda in Santa Domingo where she lived and where she created her beautiful collections. No visit as recently as last October was complete without visiting her atelier her wonderful shops and always a dinner full of fashion stories and laughter. Jenny was a tireless mentor to emerging creatives of her country and Haiti. Yes we have lost a giant who leaves an incredible legacy on fashion for our Caribbean region. My condolences go out to her family and community. #jennypolanco #dominicanrepublic🇩🇴 #fashiondesigner #mentor #fashiongiant #caribbeandesigner #dominicanamoda

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Fashion label The Cloth also extended condolences.

"We’ve lost one of our own. Jenny Polanco lost her battle with COVID-19 early Tuesday morning. Jenny Polanco leaves behind her indelible legacy on fashion design of the Caribbean region. She wore the culture of the Dominican Republic on her heart and soul, and with great deftness made it wearable for the likes of all of us through her Couture and Prêt-à-Porter designs. Our collective condolences goes out to her family and community."

 

 

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