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    In her latest book, When Women Ran Fifth Avenue: Glamour and Power at the Dawn of American Fashion, author Julie Satow highlights the profound impact of three women on the 20th-century fashion industry. These women, who were presidents of major department stores, were instrumental in promoting and disseminating fashion trends and launching the careers of notable designers. Satow’s research reveals that women have been breaking the mold and holding leadership roles in the fashion industry for much longer than previously thought.