Audrey flipped it and applied it to running the backstage of New York Fashion Week fashion shows with her team not only helping models get dressed and undressed in record time but also providing services such as people to keep track of "missing" clothes and accessories, transporting and sewing buttons and hems on the clothes and even a "sleeper" who spent the night with expensive clothes and accessories to ensure no problems on the runway.
Smaltz has written for many magazines as fashion editor (Vogue and Ebony to name a few) worked with designers such as Donna Karan, Vera Wang and Armani, and has collaborated with companies like Saks, Macy's and J.Crew. Never one to sit tight, at 81 years old, she is still active with the Ground Crew and is a renowned auction host. She is also the wife of former Olympian and professional basketball player Gail Marquis, whom she started dating in her late 60's and married in 2011.
I look up to Audrey because she is self made and fearless, creating a trailblazing fashion career and decorating her life as she sees fit. That is how legends are made!