Tavy Stone

Fashion writer Tavy Stone reached the pinnacle of her career when she was chosen as one of only seven American reporters allowed to cover the wedding of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. Born Charlotte Kornitzer, Stone published her poetry in the local paper as a child and graduated from the University of Chicago at age eighteen. She began working as a PR consultant for Detroit businesses, while writing and directing skits for local benefit events on the side. In 1960 she began doing freelance journalism for the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News; the Detroit News scored a coup by hiring her as a full-time fashion writer in 1975 at the height of Detroit’s newspaper war, making her the highest-paid woman on staff. Praised for her lively writing style and perceptive commentary about trends, Stone continued writing until her death, publishing a piece in 1985 on the frustrations larger women face in trying to find flattering, fashionable clothing.

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Photo of Tavy Stone, courtesy of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.

Date of Birth
1928
Birthplace

Highland Park, MI
United States

Date of Death
1985

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tavy Stone." (Viewed on September 17, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/tavy-stone>.

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