Zelda Kaplan Dead: Socialite, 95, Dies In Front Row Of New York Fashion Week (PICTURES)
A 95-year-old socialite collapsed and died in the front row of a New York Fashion Week runway show.
Zelda Kaplan was attending designer Joanna Mastroianni’s show on Wednesday when she collapsed in her seat.
Ms Kaplan was carried out of the room by security guards and taken to St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Described by the New York Times as the woman who could out-party even Paris Hilton, Ms Kaplan was revered for her young spirit.
In a statement Mastroianni said: “She had such a love of life and believed in living every day to the fullest.”
Designer Richie Rich told the New York Post: “Passing away in the front row was how it was meant to be.
"Zelda loves fashion so she died for fashion. She would have wanted to go out in style. Zelda always said, 'live, live, live and have fun’…I hope the angels are holding her right now.”