Memorial Service Planned for FGI’s Former President and CEO Margaret Hayes

REMEMBERING HAYES: A private memorial service will be held June 24 for the Fashion Group International’s former president and chief executive officer Margaret Hayes at the LVMH Tower in New York.
Hayes, who led the group for 25 years, died Feb. 28 at the age of 79, following a long battle with breast cancer. Known as a hard-driving executive who produced numerous events and championed young designers, Hayes made the switch from a successful retailing career to FGI in 1994, first joining as the organization’s president.
Through FGI, Hayes oversaw a membership of 5,000, engaged in the fashion and design-related industries, in 26 regions around the U.S. and internationally. She oversaw such key programs as the group’s annual Night of Stars gala, the Rising Stars awards, a symposium series and the ready-to-wear trend forecasts.
This month’s event in the Magic Room will start at 6 p.m. with remarks from FGI’s managing director of events and operations Maryanne Grisz, A roster of personal friends of Hayes’ will offer tributes, including designers Carolina Herrera and Jason Wu, Triple Five Group’s chief creative officer Ken Downing and former CFDA president Stan Herman. Movado’s chairman and ceo Efraim Grinberg will share a few stories about Hayes, who had

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