LATEST: LIZ CLAIBORNE's husband ART ORTENBERG has paid tribute to the fashion designer, who lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday (26Jun07). The Belgian-born designer died at New York Presbyterian Hospital succumbing to her 10-year fight against abdominal cancer. She was 78. Ortenberg, who was also Claiborne's business partner, says, "It was a battle that, in the long run, was unwinnable." Former Claiborne CEO Jerome Chazen adds, "Liz's forte was colour. She revolutionised everything with colour and the use of different colours together. People were desperate to find out Liz's colours for the season."