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Roberts, Thomas Stephen [Tommy] (1942–2012), fashion designer and retailer, was born on 6 February 1942 at Berryfield House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, the son of Thomas George Roberts, then serving as a rifleman in the King's Royal Rifles, and his wife, Marie Blanche, née Gibson (1921–1965)...

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Sassoon, Vidal (1928–2012), hairdresser, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was born on 17 January 1928 at 101 Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, the son of Jack Sassoon, a carpet dealer, originally from Salonika, Greece, and his East End-born wife, Betty, née Belinsky (1900–1997), both Sephardic Jews. After his parents' separation in 1931 his mother found it difficult to bring up ...

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Vidal Sassoon (1928–2012) by Duffy, c.1965 © Getty Images

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Thaarup, Aage Gjerfing (1906–1987), milliner, was born on 29 April 1906 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a lower-middle-class family of moderate means. He was the second of four brothers. After a conventional high- and commercial-school education he was employed as a trainee salesman in the millinery department of ...

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Wilson, Walter (1849–1917), milliner and department store owner, was born at Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on 21 August 1849, the son of Arthur Wilson, a grocer, and his wife, Jane. He was educated at Mrs Alexander's school, Margaret Street, Glasgow (1854–9), and then at the ...