Geraldine Stutz

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Geraldine Stutz (August 5, 1924 – April 8, 2005) was an American retail groundbreaker. She was appointed president of Henri Bendel in 1957, serving for 29 years until stepping down in 1986.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

She began her career as a shoe editor at Glamour but her name first became really known when she was Vice President of I. Miller Shoes in the 1950s where she helped launch Andy Warhol. From there she was selected to head Henri Bendel.

She retired to and died in her home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Stutz was once asked: "What is the difference between mere fashion and true style?"

Her answer was: "Fashion says 'Me too', and style says 'Only me'."