Fashion designer and entrepreneur most recognized for starting the high-end department store, Henri Bendel.
Before opening his famed department store, he worked as a milliner, creating hats for the wealthy in New York.
His store has been featured in several films and TV series, including Sex and the City.
He was married to his wife Blanche Lehman until his death.
Actress and fashionista Blake Lively is said to be a huge fan of his department store.