Nolan Miller, Fashion Designer Famed for ‘Dynasty’ Costumes, Dies at 79

Nolan's friend Joan Collins breaks the news of his death on Twitter

Fashion designer Nolan Miller, best known for his lavish costumes for the 1980s drama "Dynasty," has died, "Dynasty" star Joan Collins said. He was 79.

Collins broke the news on Twitter, saying on Thursday that he had died in his sleep the night before. He had battled lung cancer.

"My dear friend Nolan Miller died peacefully in his sleep last night. He was a huge part of my life and I will miss him terribly. Rest now NM," she wrote.

He was nominated for Emmys in the costume categories six times in the mid-'80s: for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series for Dynasty in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986, for Outstanding Costume Design for a Limited Series or a Special for "Malice in Wonderland" in 1985, and for Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special for "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles" in 1987. He won for "Dynasty" in 1984.

The popularity of his clothing for the show spawned a clothing line, the Dynasty Collection. He also worked for the "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" and other shows including "Hotel" and "T.J. Hooker."

He sold jewelry for 20 years on QVC, and announced his retirement from the shopping network last July.

Watch an interview with Miller:

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