Christian Ditlev Bruun
A quintessential New York story. From 1945, for 69 years, the influential subscription-only Fashion Calendar with its iconic pink pages and red covers—designed to be easily noticed on someone’s cluttered desk—laid out every fashion show and event in New York City, including New York Fashion Week. Behind it was founder Ruth Finley. In October 2014, Ruth sold the Fashion Calendar to the Council of Fashion Designers of America, known as the CFDA, ending an era, and Ruth retired at 95. Throughout, as a hands-on single mother who raised three boys while building her successful business in her home office, Ruth managed to create a perfect work-life balance. The documentary examines this momentous transition, and reflects on the life, work, and legacy of this trailblazer and the industry she helped create through her more than 70-year career.