More About the Author
Elaine Gross has been designing and writing about fashion, crafts, arts and lifestyle subjects throughout a long and distinguished career, which included staff and consulting positions in the U.S. and abroad.
After college, Elaine parlayed her hobbies into a career, working in the crafts and needlework field as an editor for McCall's Needlework & Crafts and Seventeen magazines, responsible for producing the editorial pages for a wide range of home sewing and crafts projects. She then focused her career on ready-to-wear fashion, textiles and fibers, writing for many publications, companies and trend forecasting services.
As a writer and editor, her work has appeared in a variety of media including: trade and consumer print publications; promotion and advertising materials; television and video. She has an impressive roster of publishing credits in such publications as Women's Wear Daily, The New York Times, The Montgomery Advertiser Journal, Dallas Women's Journal, Daily News Record, Textile World, etc. And she has edited a number of books for such publishers as Rockport Publishing, Workman Press and Soho Publishing, including the highly successful sewing book, Generation T, and the recently published, Crochet Inspiration, by Sasha Kagan. Elaine also served as a scriptwriter for the PBS television series, Sewing Today, and produced and wrote a series of fashion and merchandising videos sponsored and distributed by Fairchild Publications.
One of her proudest accomplishments, of course, is having written and co-authored, Halston: An American Original (HarperCollins), a lavishly illustrated biography of the late fashion designer and the definitive work on his contributions to fashion. Her book tour included appearances on radio and television programs, in retail stores and museums throughout the U.S., and resulted in press coverage in such publications as Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Town 'n Country and Mirabella.
Elaine lived and worked abroad while holding the position of Men's Fashion Director for the Paris, France-based corporate fashion office of the International Wool Secretariat (Woolmark). After returning to the U.S., she became Fashion and Promotion Director of the American Wool Council, where she supervised the organization's New York office while coordinating domestic and overseas promotions and fashion forecasting services.
As the creator and director of her own marketing and consulting service, EGI, she has provided trend forecasting, reporting and promotion services for such clients as Celanese Fibers, DuPont Fibers, Tencel, Masters of Linen, Federated Department Stores, Macy's, Ron Chereskin, Joseph Abboud, Ike Behar, Farah Manufacturing Co. and K-Mart, and directed promotional activities for the National Knitwear and Sportswear Association and its trade show, Yarn Fair International.
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