Kenneth Jay Lane

American fashion designer

Kenneth Jay Lane (April 22, 1932 – July 20, 2017) was an American costume jewelry designer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.[1] Lane started designing jewelry and launched his business in 1963 whilst producing bejeweled footwear for Dior and Arnold Scaasi. In 1966 Lane was awarded a special Coty Award for his jewelry design.[2] He also won the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1968.

Kenneth Jay Lane in 2003

Lane died in his sleep at his Manhattan apartment on July 20, 2017 at the age of 85.[3]


  1. Markarian, Janet; Groshong, Lisa (2002). "Lane, Kenneth Jay". Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. McDowell, Colin (1984). McDowell's Directory of Twentieth Century Fashion. Frederick Muller. pp. 299–301. ISBN 0-584-11070-7.
  3. "Kenneth Jay Lane, Star-Studded Costume Jewelry Designer, Dies at 85". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

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