Home > NewsRelease > A Visit to LH Design Burial Gown Workshop
A Visit to LH Design Burial Gown Workshop
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Monday, August 8, 2022


What goes into the creation of a burial gown? While visiting Atlanta for ICCFA University in July, I got to visit the home workshop of Leon Harris, owner and designer behind LH Design burial garments for women. Go behind the scenes on this video tour.

Leon Harris creates spectacular burial gowns for African culture homegoing celebrations. He designs and creates dresses that show the deceased is on her way to a great celebration, as opposed to going to sleep.

In this video, Harris shows the materials he uses to create bejeweled and lacy gowns that all have an opening along the length of the back. This allows a funeral director or mortician to easily dress the deceased. The gown is laid on top of the body, the sleeves slipped over the arms, then the sides of the gown are tucked under the body. This allows every burial garment to fit the deceased perfectly and look fabulous.

Diamond burial gown by LH Design

“Diamond” burial gown by LH Design

“We change the style or the fabric every seven to ten months,” explained Harris. The existing line includes the styles “Lacey,” “Lyntene,” “Harriett,” “Lucille,” “Betty,” and “ChiDora.” His latest offering is “Diamond,” a hand-sewn sheath covered in a combination of rhinestones and Swarovski® crystals.

His dresses are complimented with accessories such as hats, gloves, handkerchiefs, pearls, and scarves, as well as undergarments and stockings. LH Design can also provide casket overlays to match the gown worn by the deceased. LH Design offers “elegant apparel with an everlasting memory.” Learn more at www.lhdesign54.com or call 470-494-1046 for personal assistance.

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, writes about new trends in death care for her blog, The Family Plot. She also hosts the The Doyenne of Death® podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival and author of a guide to holding such festivals. Her podcast is also called The Doyenne of Death®. She produces videos about the funeral business and related topics. Her YouTube Channel features more than 600 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

News Media Interview Contact
Name: Gail Rubin
Group: A Good Goodbye
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM United States
Direct Phone: 505-265-7215
Cell Phone: 505-363-7514
Jump To Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Jump To Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
Contact Click to Contact