Margaret Hayes, president and CEO of Fashion Group International, died on Thursday from breast cancer, the non-profit organization announced on its website. She was 79.

With over 5,000 members, Fashion Group International aims to help the fashion industry to become more effective by providing insights on major trends, a resource library and industry events such as the FGI Business Symposium, FGI Connect and the benefit gala Night of Stars, which was directly overseen by Hayes.

Hayes first joined Fashion Group International in 1994, already in the role of President, following a successful career as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

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