Date of death : August 28, 1996, Alice, Texas.
Date of birth : February 21, 1928, Wilson, Oklahoma.
Occupation dress designer, designer, interior decorator.
He grew up in Alice, Texas, where his parents ran a lumber yard and aplliance store.
A protege of Norman Norell, he graduated from the Parsons School of Design in
He won several fashion awards including the Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1953. The yellow satin dress and coat with sable cuffs that Mrs. Johnson wore to her husband's inaugural ball, in 1965, is in the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Moore's designs are also in the permanent costume collections of several other museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In the late 1970's, he turned his parents store in an antique shop, which he ran until his death.
There are no immediate survivors.
He was Marilyn's favourite decorator. He came to the apartment of East 57th Street to talk about her renovation plans and established a true friendship with her.
He was invited to the ceremony of her wedding with Arthur Miller and made Marilyn's beige muslin gown.He helped her to re decorate her New York apartment.
He made the dress which straps were so thin that one of them split just at the right moment during the press conference of "The Prince and the Showgirl", on February 9, 1956 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
On January 28, 1958 Marilyn attended a fashion show at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, for the Dime
He made the dress Marilyn wore for the signature of her contract with the Mirisch Company,
producer of the future "Some Like It Hot" on April 25, 1958 ,