Mildred Elizabeth LevineAlbert

Mildred Elizabeth Levine Albert carved a niche for herself in the fashion world as the head of a modeling agency and an inventor of new kinds of fashion shows. Albert began her career teaching art, dance, and literature to women and girls at the Florence Street Settlement House in Boston in 1928 before founding a finishing school to teach posture and manners to debutantes, the Academie Moderne, in 1936. In 1944, she cofounded the Hart Model Agency and began covering designer fashion shows. She initiated poolside, luncheon, and cocktail fashion shows and created a six-week fashion course for brides in 1959. Over the course of her career, she ran two weekly radio shows on trends, one in the 1930s and one in the 1960s, and in the 1980s, she reported on fashion for CBS’s Good Day Show. She also turned her skills to philanthropic causes, organizing shows for charities such as the March of Dimes and UNICEF, and was a cofounder of the Boston Arts Festival. She remained active in professional and volunteer work to the end of her life.

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