Mary Mitchell was born in Buffalo, New York, and credits her mother with inspiring her lifelong love of the arts. After marrying, Mitchell and her husband eventually settled in Omaha, where she became a successful fashion illustrator. Her collected works are the exclusive subject of a 2012 exhibition at Omaha’s Durham Museum. Jenna Gabrial Gallagher is a writer and editor who coauthored Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits. She regularly writes for Bazaar and other luxury publications.