Audrey Smaltz

Audrey Smaltz’s insights and inventiveness led her to become one of the fashion industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs across her 60-year career.

She founded The Ground Crew® to manage backstage operations for fashion shows, an industry first. The Ground Crew has worked for top designers including Giorgio Armani, Jason Wu, Donna Karan, Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Ferragamo, Michael Kors, and Vera Wang, among others.

Her revolutionary approach to fashion has paved the way for other entrepreneurs and given valuable exposure to aspiring makeup artists and stylists.

At LUCY, Audrey applies her great eye to talent recruitment.  In addition, Audrey will work closely with her wife, Gail Marquis, to guide LUCY’s efforts to support racial justice and to help remedy the many institutional and structural  inequities that regularly confront members of the African American, LGBTQ+ and other minority communities.