"Today" Style Expert Charla Krupp Dead At 58
Charla Krupp, 58, author of “How Not to Look Old” lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday. Krupp, a former editor of “Glamour “and “InStyle,” was also known for her many appearances on the “Today Show” as an expert on beauty and style.
“How Not to Look Old” published in 2008 spent fifteen weeks on the ‘New York Times” bestseller list and sold more than 300,000 copies. Her second book “How to Never Look Fat Again” was also a “Times” bestseller. Both books gave women practical advice on how to hide flaws and look more attractive.
Krupp, blonde, petite and well-groomed argued that looking good was a necessity for women today. She said about “How Not to Look Old,” “My book is hitting a nerve because I am giving not looking old a spin as if your life depended on it.” She believed “For our generation, looking younger isn’t just about vanity. Looking good is about our personal and financial survival.”
Krupp was born in Wilmette, Illinois She was the editor-in-chief of her high school paper and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign with a journalism degree. She is survived by her mother, brother and sister, and her husband Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine’s theater critic. In a statement, her husband called her “ A pioneering journalist, a champion of women and an amazing life force. She touched millions of women, and I'm sure they share my loss.”
Hachette, her publisher, announced that the Krupp and Zoglin families had established the Charla Krupp Memorial Fund for Women in Media at the University of Illinois College of Media.