Death of Israel's High Priestess of Fashion

Lea Gottlieb, the founder of the legendary swimwear company Gottex, who has died aged 94, changed the way Israeli women dress.

“A very real woman,” is how Gideon Oberson describes Lea Gottlieb, a founding partner and the animating spirit of Gottex, the legendary swimsuit company, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 94. Today, more than 50 years after the founding of Gottex, it is hard to tell truth from fiction in the mythology surrounding the company, but the veteran designer is referring to Gottlieb’s...