From 1979 to 1987, Mark held various key roles at Saks:
Visual Director at the Boston store, Assistant Visual Director at the Chicago store, Fashion Coordinator for all windows at the Fifth Avenue flagship store
Mentored by Robert Benzio, VP of Visual Merchandising and collaborated with Fashion Director, Ellen Salzman and her team
Collaborated with leading fashion designers to ensure that the vision for Saks’ windows came to life on-brand; worked with designers such as Geoffrey Beene, Donna Karan, Bill Blass and Oscar de la Renta
Designed and sourced costumes for all mechanical figures for holiday window installations, while collaborating with Tom and Linda Platt on costume design
Saks Fifth Avenue is the successor of a business founded by Andrew Saks in 1867 and incorporated in New York in 1902 as Saks & Company. In 1923, Saks & Co. merged with Gimbel Brothers, Inc., operating as a separate autonomous subsidiary. On September 15, 1924, Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel opened Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC.