NEW YORK — A memorial service for Eleanor Lambert will be held Nov. 24 at 3 p.m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, where the late publicist was instrumental in the formation of its Costume Institute.

Peter Arnold, executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, said the organization is coordinating the service with Lambert’s family. Lambert, who died on Oct. 7 at the age of 100, was a key part in founding the CFDA in 1962.

A fashion industry publicist for approximately 70 years, Lambert played a major role in the evolution of the American designer industry and established many of its organizations and traditions, including the original Coty Awards, the first coordinated fashion weeks in New York and the International Best Dressed List.

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