Jessica McClintock: I’m Retiring!

Posted Tuesday May 13, 2014 3:58 PM GMT

Prom season is officially underway, and mainstay dress designer Jessica McClintock is officially calling it quits this year.

The legendary gown creator announced her decision to retire due to her age, she’s 83, and the changing market. McClintock’s brand still raked in an impressive $100 million last year, but she’s losing out to retailers like BCBG and Topshop who are snagging the appeal of young prom-goers looking for a trendier ensemble.

Jessica’s announcement is a shock to the special occasion attire world, because she’s been a staple for many years creating the lovable, princess gowns that young gals desire.

But, as times change, teens taste alter too and they are vying for the non-traditional options instead of the tulle and sequin adorned gowns that we once knew and loved.

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