Janet Reis, a former buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue, died Sunday at age 93.
Reis started her career at the store in 1947, working as a model at the Salon Moderne, run by Sophie Gimbel. She subsequently became a buyer for dresses and eveningwear, and held a position as a buyer in the latter for 10 years, until her retirement from Saks in 1991.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"