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Fashion Designer and Artist Michael Katz Dies at 66

Posted On: Apr 15, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

Michael Katz, a Seventies and Eighties era designer whose artwork was translated for apparel, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack in Miami.
Katz, 66, died at Brigham and Women's Hospital there, according to his former painting assistant Michael Shyka.
The New York City-born Katz spent much of his life in Manhattan and studied silk-screening and printmaking at the New York School of Visual Arts where he was part of the first graduating class in matriculation. Painting was the artistic medium that he first took to as a child and was committed to as time progressed. Energetic and vivacious, Katz got into fashion by teaming with a SVA classmate, Cynthia Knott, to start Theacat Co. in the late Seventies. They sold handpainted fabrics to Halston, Stephen Burrows and other designers. The pair also had a fashion line at Henri Bendel before Katz continued under his own label.
Designer Jeffrey Banks said, “He really was an artist who used clothing as his vehicle.”
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