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Edith Flagg (created November 1, 1919) is American fashion designer, former fashion industry executive, and philanthropist. She was raised in Galai, Romania, where her dad was employed as a photographer. She went to study trend in Vienna in the age of fifteen. When Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, she fled to The Netherlands and after Poland, where she chose the name of a dead girl to live.[ She immigrated into a kibbutz in Israel by the end of the war, before moving to America. She began her career in La, California as a seamstress in 1948. Her clothes-line, “Edith Flagg, Inc.” (1956–2000), was a apparel maker in the United States from the 1950s through 2000. She became known for her usage of polyester, after she found the new material by chance while she was on holiday in Switzerland in the 1960s. She popularized its use in fashion garments, which made her a multimillionaire. She retired in the fashion industry in 2000. She was an active subscriber to California Apparel News and Women’s Wear Daily. They wrote a weekly column labeled “By the Way”. When Josh was fourteen, he wrote a novel about her: A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandma Told Me. The novel was printed in 2009, prior to the show. She was a donor to the United Jewish Welfare Fund, a Jewish non-profit organization, as well as the City of Hope, an exclusive hospital in California. She also killed two Nazis. She resided in a penthouse on the Ave of the Stars in Century City, La, which she bought from Jack Benny in 1976.