Catherine di Montezemolo refers to the former fashion editor of Vogue. Catherine di Montezemolo was born into the Southampton's well-known Murray family, she graduated from the Conve nt of the Holy Child. She was the widow of Alessandro di Montezemolo, an Italian nobleman and equestrian champion who became CEO of Marsh & McLennan Cos. They had been married for 45 years when he died in 2003.
Madame di Montezemolo spent 35 years at Vogue, where she became fashion editor. At Vogue, she was instrumental in developing a young market of labels that included names such as Ann Fogarty, Judy and Jill, and Junior League; and a rising sportswear market which included Claire McCardell, Caroline Schnurer and Sydney Wragge.
After 12 years as Senior Vice President and Fashion Director at Lord & Taylor, she created a lounge wear collection bearing her name.
In Southampton, she was active in charity and served on the boards of the Southampton Fresh Air Home and Southampton Hospital. She served as a committee member, chairwoman and honorary chairwoman of the major fundraisers for both organizations, as well as several others.