Ted Lapidus

Edmond "Ted" Lapidus (23 June 1929 – 29 December 2008) was a French fashion designer. He was born in Paris,the son of a Russian-Jewish emigre tailor. Lapidus was considered the creator and pioneer of the Unisex fashion look and is credited with introducing a military and safari look into haute couture. He is credited as the first designer to put Military style Shoulder straps on both male and female clothing, and with making Blue Jeans part of the mainstream of fashion design.