Fashion Group Founders Day - 100th Birthday
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First Executive Committee

In February 1931, in a hotel ballroom, over 100 potential members attended the first meeting and elected the officers of the first Executive Committee.  Our “Founding Mothers” shown from left…Winifred Ovitte, Fashion Editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Marion C. Taylor, Merchandising Editor of Vogue, Ethel Kremer, Executive Secretary of the group (a role later called Executive Director), Dorothy Shaver, Vice President of Lord & Taylor (who went on to become retail’s first woman president) and Margaret Dargan, an Editor at House & Garden.


Fashion Group Founders group picture