Frans Molenaar

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Frans Molenaar
Frans Molenaar in 1969.jpg
Frans Molenaar in 1969
Born(1940-05-11)11 May 1940
Died9 January 2015(2015-01-09) (aged 74)
OccupationFashion designer
Frans Molenaar Couture

Frans Molenaar (Dutch pronunciation: [frɑns ˈmoːləˌnaːr]; 11 May 1940 – 9 January 2015) was a Dutch fashion designer.[1]

He studied to become a tailor in Amsterdam from 1955–1958. After his studies he did an internship with Charles Montaigne in Paris from 1959–1960 and worked for Gerard Pipart at Nina Ricci also in Paris from 1961–1964.[1]

In 1967 he started his own business "Frans Molenaar Couture" and he worked as an haute couture designer since.[1]

He initiated the fashion award Frans Molenaar prijs in 1995.[1]

Molenaar died 9 January 2015, after suffering injuries from falling down a staircase at his home in December 2014. He was 74 years old.[2] His final rest is at Zorgvlied


  1. ^ a b c d (in Dutch) Frans Molenaar. Geschiedenis (flash website). Retrieved on 2008-08-28.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) "Frans Molenaar kwam nooit meer thuis...", De Telegraaf, 2015.

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