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Video Big Apple Badgers: Jerry and Simona Chazen

February 28, 2017

UW–Madison alumni Jerry and Simona Chazen, the generous benefactors of the Chazen Museum of Art, were a couple of jazz-loving undergraduates when they first met here. After graduation, in a classic case of UW networking, Jerry’s first roommate — who had married a woman whose name would become synonymous with fashion — called him in New York City and said “Let’s start a company.” And with that, the Liz Claiborne label was created. Jerry and Simona Chazen are the latest in our series of Big Apple Badgers.

Video by Justin Bomberg/University Communications