Publicist Eleanor Lambert, one of the most influential and honored pioneers shaping American fashion, died Tuesday at the age of 100. She passed away at her Manhattan home after a brief illness, according to her assistant, Stephen Nix.
Lambert presided over the International Best-Dressed List and helped create many of America’s most important fashion institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She also was a mentor to many of America’s top fashion designers. She will indeed be missed.